Re: Roommate has TB - I think active
Although TB is less contagious than most diseases, actually living with someone who has TB may put you at risk for catching it.
First, I wouldn't rely on rumors. Talk to him. It may be he was tested for TB, but that's not the cause of his illness. If he's been on antibiotics for at least 2 weeks, he's probably not contagious any more.
To avoid infection, don't share towels. If you use the same dishes, wash them in a dishwasher. Like I said, it's not real easy to spread.