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Condoms are only 85% effective
      #222158 - 01/15/07 10:38 AM

According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection.

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Re: Condoms are only 85% effective new
      #222163 - 01/15/07 10:57 AM

Ah Desperate Housewives, the bastion of complete and accurate medical information. Who needs medical science?

Studies have shown that when used properly only 2 out of 100 condoms will fail. That's a 98% effectiveness rate.

From: www.avert.org/condoms.htm

"Are condoms effective? Do condoms fail?
Are condoms effective at preventing infection with the HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

Yes. Studies have shown that if a latex condom is used correctly every time you have sex, this is highly effective in providing protection against HIV.14
condom

The evidence for this is clearest in studies of couples in which one person is infected with HIV and the other not. i.e. "discordant couples". In a study of discordant couples in Europe, among 123 couples who reported consistent condom use, none of the uninfected partners became infected. In contrast, among the 122 couples who used condoms inconsistently, 12 of the uninfected partners became infected.15

In addition, correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of other STDs.16

As these studies indicate, condoms must be used consistently and correctly to provide maximum protection. Consistent use means using a condom from start to finish with each act of intercourse. Correct condom use should include:17

* Use a new condom for each act of intercourse
* Put on the condom as soon as erection occurs and before any sexual contact (vaginal, anal or oral).
* Hold the tip of the condom and unroll it onto the erect penis, leaving space at the tip of the condom, yet ensuring that no air is trapped in the condom's tip.
* Adequate lubrication is important, but use only water-based lubricants on latex condoms. Oil-based lubricants such as petroleum jelly (vaseline), cold cream, hand lotion or baby oil can weaken the latex condom and are not recommended. However, oil-based lubricants can be used with condoms made of polyurethane.
* Withdraw from the partner immediately after ejaculation, holding the condom firmly to keep it from slipping off."








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Re: Condoms are only 85% effective new
      #222178 - 01/15/07 12:07 PM

[quote]According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. [/quote]

BULLSHIT....REAL LIFE IS NOT A SITCOM.

Many studies have been done, and to be honest, when condoms have been properly,without breakage, they are 100% affective in stopping HIV as well as other std's...anyone who says differently is factoring in breakage due to IMPROPER use, which that isnt the condoms fault, its the user*

i see nothing has changed here at the body....still the same misinformation, still the anonymous doctor wannabes, and even better.....more spam*

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Re: Condoms are only 85% effective new
      #222183 - 01/15/07 12:49 PM

I am not a doctor but I play one on tv

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Re: Condoms are only 85% effective new
      #222280 - 01/16/07 08:40 AM

I also see Mr. small dick nasty is back

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Re: Condoms are only 85% effective new
      #222284 - 01/16/07 10:05 AM

as noted...i see YOU are STILL here, right where you belong, in the stagnent waters of TheBody*

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