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Table of Contents 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 is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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Please, I don't want to end up in a white rubber room?

I have asked before, but the answer was vague. I had unprotected vaginal sex with man of unknown status.Tested with rapid test at 4, 7, 8, 11, and 13 weeks. Negative! I have MS. Im now at the 18 week mark. Should I continue to test or can I finally...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWhen it comes to HIV testing, three months is considered conclusive. Three months (12 weeks) would also be a long enough window to get accurate results for other STD's as well. While, I have seen cases where MS has resulted in false... Read more »

Where the Rubber Meets the Mouth

Hello Doctor:I'm a 34 year-old female whose boyfriend is HIV+. How much realistic risk is there in me giving him blow jobs if he always wears a condom?Look forward to your response. Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, it's kind of like Superman (the virus) and kryptonite (the latex condom). Even though Superman is well, "super" he can't get through something made of kryptonite. Likewise, HIV cannot pass through latex. So how much... Read more »

Bloody Rubber Band

Dearest Dr Bob, how are you doing?I took a HIV test today after an "exposure" I had earlier this year. It was negative post-3 months. I know I should woo-hoo but I am concerned about something. Everything was okay when I was at the STD...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Kick My Backside,I have only two words for you: Bend over!!!OK, I'll add a few more. Your OCD is indeed OOC. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Latex Rubber Underwear

Is there a difference in the material of latex condoms and latex rubber underwear? I am curious about the safety of Latex Rubber Underwear (in particular, boyshorts for women). More specifically, I want to know if a HIV + man and a HIV negative...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The short answer is yes. But it's mostly because there's no penetration in the situation you're talking about. For there to be risk for HIV in your case, the man living with HIV would need to deposit his semen... Read more »
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On failed rubbers, tree attacks, & sex in Africa

Posted by GaryNPA, 1 Reply
Ok, enough with the insanity folks. I do very much understand the stress, anxiety, guilt, and fear that most all of us have at some point had as we made our way through the testing window for this dreaded illness. This board becomes a source of... Read more »

Awareness bracelet and red rubber bracelets

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone- I am making HIV/AIDS awareness bracelets in support of my husband who is HIV+.
I am a nurse and am a big awareness believer- so much so that I have a small home based business creating awareness jewelry. We have tons of styles to chose... Read more »

Awareness bracelet and red rubber bracelets

Posted by RNinNY, 2 Replies
Hi everyone- I am making HIV/AIDS awareness bracelets in support of my husband who is HIV+.
I am a nurse and am a big awareness believer- so much so that I have a small home based business creating awareness jewelry. We have tons of styles to chose... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »