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A 24-year-old female asked:

Getting a homosexual roommate, are things like aids/hiv something we should be concerned about or is it a false stereotype? sharing shower/toilet/pool

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Universal precaution: Focus on following universal precautions if there is any exposure to blood or body fluids from any person regardless of the persons sexual orientation.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
You're fine: Hiv is not transmitted in the shower, toilet, or pool. During the bad old days when many people had high levels of the virus, family members did not infect each other except through intimate contact. Hopefully you two will build a friendship. Most gay guys are hiv-negative; if you're worried, he might tell you one way or the other.
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Last updated Sep 1, 2013
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