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HIV OUtside The Host On Condom

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...studied is not found in human specimens or elsewhere in nature, and (2) no one has been identified as infected with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. Additionally, HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host. Can I get HIV from anal...
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hiv anal sex condom broke

I just recently had anal sex where I was the bottom and I didnt realize the condom had broke until the top pulled out. but by then he had already cum. I'm not sure if the top is pos or neg but he claims to be neg (last tested 4 months ago). What...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The CDC estimates the per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected (or broken-condom) receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 1,000 exposures. Read more »

People keep asking question about condoms, well let's put it straigth and see !! Quotes from CDC brochures will explain it all (CONDOM EFFICACY, 2009)

Below are quotes from CDC brochures: There have been recent reports of naturally occurring holes in latex that are big enough for HIV to pass through. Why does CDC still recommend condoms to prevent HIV infection? The reports of holes in latex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation office, watch for a return to science-based, reality-based and common sense-based policy on STD/HIV prevention and a whole host of other issues that Dubya totally screwed up.Thanks for your post! It's much appreciated. In the end, science and... Read more »

hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens to it when it leaves the host? Does the cell wall collapse, or do the glycoproteins get degraded, or does the capsid "burst", or etc..? Have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is an extremely tiny piece of genetic material that gets integrated into the genetic material of host cells (CD4 cells, for example). Read more »

Risk of condom burst during water testing

After protected vaginal sex using three condoms, I tested the outermost condom with water. I started the testing within about 4 minutes of completion of sex. The outside of the condom seemed to be dry, so I guess it contained negligible amount of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...balloon and squeezing so hard it pops, trying to check for leaks! Dude, there is no "maybe" about your OCD. There is also no HIV risk form the episode you describe.I suggest:1.Get treatment for your OCD.2.Don't double and or triple bag.As it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican to Host One-Day International HIV/AIDS Conference in May

... The Vatican on Thursday announced it "will host an international conference in May on preventing¬†[HIV/AIDS] and caring for those afflicted with it amid continued confusion over its position concerning condoms as a way to prevent Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Britain Sends 42 Million Condoms as HIV Prevention Campaign Is Stepped Up Before World Cup

...condoms. South African officials recently requested help in distributing additional condoms during World Cup, which the nation will host in three months. About 500,000 fans are expected to visit South Africa during the month-long event. In... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indiana Hosts 5th Annual Statewide HIV/AIDS Awareness Program

... Health officials and public health advocates in Indiana on Friday hosted the Fifth Annual Statewide HIV Awareness Program in an effort to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, the Indianapolis Star reports. According to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organizations in Nepal Hold Condom Day to Reduce Spread of HIV, Other STIs

...Center for AIDS and STD Control , the country's HIV/AIDS and STD Control Board and the Nepal Red Cross Society on Saturday hosted Condom Day to encourage condom use, especially among young people and other vulnerable groups, to reduce the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes Read more »

Does any one got HIV using a condom???

Posted by Leonadi, 3 Replies
...I had protected sex with a girl i just knew is positive. I always swear a condom. Does anyone here got the virus even when used a properly condom???? For last 3 months, after i knew this, i have my tongue totally Read more »

Been sick and lost weight recently

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...past year, so it is not responsible for the dramatic weight loss. I weighed 210 two weeks ago and now I'm at 200. I took an HIV test about a month ago and was negative. The last time I had sex was 3 months ago and it was protected anal. So I... Read more »


Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? Read more »