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Are Condoms Provided By Sex Workers Are Safe

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Condom broken with prostitute, should I get PE?

Dear Doctor,I had sex with a prostitute and the condom broke. The sex lasted 8-10 minutes, thinking back the condom must have broke almost immediately. Less than 12 hours passed since then.She claims that she is negative and was tested recently.I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Alex and thanks for your post.If you've had a potential exposure to HIV (as you may have had), then non-occupational exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) guidelines would suggest treatment, if treatment can be initiated with 72 hours of the event. ... Read more »

RUNNING OUT OF TIME - Condom breakage during sex with a Prostitute

Dr. Bob,The VA does not do PEP for situations like this and I need to know if PEP is warranted in a... Read more »

This fear is killing me now.

Dear Doctor Robert,first of all thank you for the opportunity for me to post questions to this... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In South Africa: 40,000 Sex Workers, 1 Billion Condoms and the World Cup

... When South Africa plays host to the World Cup next month, experts expect some 40,000 sex workers from countries including Russia, Congo, and Nigeria will be on hand to cater to the roughly 400,000, mostly male visitors. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Prospective Study Assessing the Effects of Introducing the Female Condom in a Sex Worker Population in Mombasa, Kenya

... The researchers conducted a 12-month, prospective study of 210 female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, to assess the impact and costs of adding female condoms to a peer education program promoting and distributing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India's NACO to Distribute 1.5 Million Female Condoms to Sex Workers in Four States

... Approximately 1.5 million female condoms will be distributed and marketed to commercial sex workers in four Indian states this year in an attempt to provide women with a method of HIV prevention, IANS/ Hindustan Times reports. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding the Dynamics of Condom Use Among Female Sex Workers in China

...study examines "the complex relationships between multiple levels of determinant factors of condom use with clients among female sex workers in China" through the use of "a hypothesized theoretical model that combines concepts from the health... Read more »
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Prostitutes and Lamb skin Condoms Oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hey.....question if I were to recieve oral sex from a sex worker, with a lambskin condom on, is that considered a big risk. I am asking because what ifs are dominating my mind, and I am not Read more »

Burst condom with prostitute - symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...All, I slept with a female prostitute 3 weeks ago and the condom burst. I was very drunk (no excuse I know) and i must have continued for approx 15-20 secs before Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex worker, I would not have slept with her. My risk was protected vaginal sex. What is really freaking me out is that I... Read more »

Does this Study count if a condom was used (help)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Past history of other STDs clearly correlates with HIV incidence. In a study of men who had other STDs and who used sex workers, every man who seroconverted had a genital ulcer of some kind related to the STD. The authors concluded that men with... Read more »