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guidelines to use a condoms!
Apr 6, 2004

regards from india

There are many cases of broken condom or slippage,,mostly because of improper use than faulty condom I am posting the guidlines given by the "UNAIDS" which may reduce the chances of condom brekage and they are

1> Only open the package contianing the condom when you are ready to use it,otherwise,the condom will dry out.Be carefull not to tear or damage the condom when you open the package.If it does get torn,throw it away and open a new package.

2> Condoms come rolled up into a flat circle.They can be only unrolled onto a "ERECT" penis.

3> Before the penis touches the other person,place the rolled-up condom,right side up,on the end of the penis.

4> Hold the tip of the condom between your thumb and first finger to squeeze the air out of the tip.This leaves room for the semen to collect after ejaculation,if the condom is not teat ended.

5> Keep holding the top of the condom with one hand.With the other hand{or your partners hand},unroll the condom all the way down the lenght of the erect penis to the pubic hair.If the man is uncircumcised,he should first pull back the foreskin before unrolling the condom.

6> Always put the condomon before entering the partner.

7> If the condom is not lubricated enough for you,you may choose to add a "WATER-BASED" lubricant,such as silicone,glycerine,or k-y jelly.Even saliva works well for this.Lubricants made from "OIL"[cooking oil or shortening,mineral or baby oil,petroleum jellies such as Vaseline,most lotions] SHOULD NEVER BE USED,because they can damage the condom.

8> If you feel the condom is slipping of during sex,hold it at the base to keep it in place during the rest of the sexual act.It would be safest for the man to pullout and put on a new condom,following all the steps again.

After sex,you need to take the condom off the right way.

1> Right after the ejaculation,while still inside his partner,he must hold onto the condom at the base,near the pubic hair,to be sure the condom does not slip off.

2> Now,the man must pull out while the "PENIS IS STILL ERECT",If you wiat too long,the penis will get smaller in size,and the ejaculate will spill out of the condom.

3> When the penis is completely out,take off the condom and throw it away.

If you are going to have sex again,use a NEW condom and start the whole process over again!

using condom for sex not only is a safe thing to you,but it may erase the worry of catching the infection and reduce the risk of STD's as well.

Respect yourself as well as your condom,irrelevant who is she.Use condoms! practise safe sex.

Hope this helps.

just wantedt o ask you guys,is my 90 day hiv test conclusive,i got NEGATIVE results at 90 days,exposure,protected sex,not sure if the condom broke/slipped.

take care

god bless you

stay well love,Mr. a from india.

Response from Dr. Lee

Thanks for your forward of the information about condoms from UN AIDS.

If you have no further contacts and are negative at 3 months, I might suggest a 12 month test. But, really your chances of converting to HIV + after the three months is very low.

Be well.

My mother
HAART during pregnancy

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