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Sex is Fun?
Mar 15, 2002

Dr BOB, I from Malaysia. Sorry about my poor English. You always mention sex is suppose to be fun,then, why so many people still worry about their HIV status after having protected sex with any ladies or sex worker? Are they actually worry what type of condom that they used during the intercourse? Never knows! Because, nobody knows what type of condom will the sex workers provided, lamskin or latex, we never know. So, why people always putting their life in risk and start blaming themselve after the low risk exposure and somemore they have to pay money after that "FUN"?So, that is means, everybody in this world, after any protected sex, need to have a blood test after 3 months??

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Malaysia,

Well sex is only not fun if you are not doing it correctly! You make a good point about lambskin condoms. They protect against pregnancy, but not HIV. Hopefully most people, especially sex workers, know this. For HIV protection, latex condoms must be used. If they are used correctly, there is no need for HIV tests after "fun!" One way to be sure is to provide your own condom rather than relying on the one the sex worker provides. So have fun, but stay safe.

Dr. Bob


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