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Are Condoms 100 Effective Against Hiv

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is condom a 100% protective against HIV

last week, i had sex with a prostitute i twas my first time i did some sexual insertion with a condom of course. i had used a branded condom (DUREX) extra safe. later after that, i got paranoid that i might had a slightest chance of getting HIV. so...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereCondoms are effective in preventing HIV transmission as long as they are used correctly, with water-based lubricant, and don't break. Nothing in life is 100% but correct condom use is pretty close. Take care,Dr. W... Read more »

Condoms 100%?

Dear Doc:Anyone who has read the Forum knows that latex condoms are not 100% effective from HIV... Read more »

Effectiveness of condoms (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

I am confused good said HIV can't penetrate a condom no, way no how....why does... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

There is "nothing 'highly effective' about condoms when it comes to protecting young people from STDs," Shepherd Smith, president of the Institute for Youth Development , a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group that advocates risk avoidance... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Beijing Provides 100,000 Condoms for Athletes

UNAIDS, the Beijing organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee are providing 100,000 condoms for the 10,500 athletes taking part in the summer Games. "There are many young, strong, single people in the athletes' village and, like... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
HIV i-Base

PrEP: PK Modeling of Daily TDF/FTC (Truvada) Provides Close to 100% Protection Against HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction iPrEX: Modeled Prediction of 99% Protection With Daily Adherence Table 1: Estimates for Risk Reduction in iPrEX Comment Partners PrEP: Protection in Serodifferent Heterosexual Couples Table 2: Efficacy... Read more »
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Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

100 Great things about being HIV+

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 8 Replies
its easy to pick out the bad things, but lets have some fun and pick out some really good ones...

100 Great things about being HIV+

1.You truly don't care who Elton John and George Michael are sleeping with as long as you get to see the pictures.
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how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'am currently negative following my last test 2 months ago. Im living a stupid life right now smoking weed, drinking comig home late, have sex with different girls mostly sex workers.. usually i just get a protected blowjob, and sometimes i have... Read more »