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brothel's threat
May 14, 2006

hi dr bob you r majestic awesome and so so so so ..... i wanna ask you an entirely diffrent question.usually what happens is when a guy goes for sex worker he uses the condom she gives.(as guys are never organised).we are not sure about the quality of the condom.the only thing we know is that the condomn is cheap in price and in quality as well.after the intercourse we keep thinking about the whole episode. what you have to say about the cheap quality condoms in terms of protection from hiv (if it doesnt tear or split and remains intact) your reply will make us more organised in future when it comes to sex.thanks for responding.as i know u are never short in giving valuable life saving advices.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

As it turns out, the risk of STDs is much greater for a sex worker than her (or his) client. The "client," organized or not, visits the brothels every now and then, but the sex worker actually "works" there and consequently has many encounters. I can assure you that most sex workers are just as worried about contracting an STD from their horned-up clients as the clients are from them. Consequently, sex workers generally know a great deal about keeping themselves (and therefore their clients as well) safe and STD free. Latex condoms are quality controlled and by and large remarkably reliable. If they are used properly and remain intact, I would advise the HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. However, if you or any of our readers are worried, the option of getting an HIV test at the three-month mark always remains an option. Finally, I should point out it really doesn't take too much "organizing" to have your own condom when going "trick or treating."

Stay safe. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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