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How safe is condom?

Sep 8, 2000

Ryan, is a condom 100% safe? I had protected sex about two months ago with commercial sex workers while on an overseas tour in the Fast East. I have been regretful and living in fear since then. I wasn't sure if using the condom is 100% sure, because I had developed some fungal infection on my foot due to blister cut. Is that true that I will also develop other symptoms like fever, headache if I am infected? Many thanks for your time and attention.

Response from Mr. Kull

No, condoms are not 100% safe. If they are used correctly and do not slip, tear, or break, then I would say they are as close to 100% safe as possible in preventing HIV transmission. Please read Condom Failure for more information about condoms.

The fungal infection on your foot is most definitely not associated with your recent sexual encounter. For more information about symptoms refer to A Message About Symptom Questions.


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