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HIV Transmission Touching Used Condom

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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It
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HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm a female who has recently become involved in a sexual relationship with a new boyfriend. He told me he doesn't have any STD's, but I have always been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Marie,HIV cannot permeate intact latex (or polyurethane). This has been well-studied under laboratory conditions. However, latex (or polyurethane) Read more »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was in my car for 2 months. It has been exposed to heat over 100F. However it did not break while I received the oral sex. Does the exposure to heat any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...say, "Whoo Hoo!" Someone new Ive been dating and I finally decided to take the sexual plunge a couple of weeks ago. We used condoms every time, being my standard practice and apparently hers too. One of the condoms I used, though, had been in my... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a CONFIRMED case of someone using proper protection and still contracting HIV? I know you say that if a condom doesn't break and is used properly then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...explain the scientific facts and let you draw your own conclusions, OK? You ask if there has ever been a "confirmed" case of HIV transmission while properly using a latex condom. The answer would be a qualified "no." I say qualified because there... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for catching it? I saw some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for as much information as I can find and process. I understand people's fears, but somehow I grow tired of the "5 years ago I touched a handkerchief that a prostitute had used to wipe her butt, I washed my hands with bleach 432 times after that... Read more »
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The Body

Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part Two

... CCCC #1: Condoms break. Many folks writing in about HIV-transmission risk often tell me their condom broke, when in reality they actually never used one. It is just less guilt inducing Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

... Introduction What Do Catholics Think? The Church's Work in AIDS A Powerful Lobbyist Condoms4Life Introduction During his 2009 trip to Cameroon, a country with an HIV prevalence rate of over 5%, Pope Benedict Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected Read more »
The Body

Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part One

...that's how he signed his post) wrote to me in The Body's forum Safe Sex and HIV Prevention concerning the subject of "man-bag condoms"! He wrote: Hey Dr. McHandsome, I'm about to enter into the sexually active period of my life. I'm 25... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection 1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl 2nd: I still remember the... Read more »

touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...documented cases of transmission like this it is a theoretical possibilty. And finally even if you did touch yourself after you touched a condom that may or may not have been in contact with someone who may or may not have had hiv and that there... Read more »

The truth about condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Listen. All condoms are electronically tested. That is the manufacturers test them with electrons. Even tough the hiv virus is very small, microscopically small an electron is even smaller! So if an electron cant pass through the condom then... Read more »

Possible transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone heard about getting HIV from a sore on the skin, say from blood or fluids getting on the skin and then getting inside through a sore or something else Read more »