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Jul 15, 2011

can a person be infected with HIV if u have sex with someone that is positive while using a condom

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi.

If the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break), the HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. However, condoms are all too frequently not used properly and on rare occasions they do break. In real world situations condom efficacy is in the 85-90% range. You can read much more about condom efficacy in the archives of this forum. Check it out!

Stay safe. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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