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real effectiveness of condoms/ What is the failure rate of condoms for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Question 1:Is it true the CDC said the failure rate of condoms is 17% for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy? Would the failure rate of condoms for couples attempting to prevent HIV transmission be higher than the failure rate of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When we calculate the failure rate for condoms, we look at the pregnancy rateper year that occurs in couples who use condoms. For latex condoms, thetypical failure rate is about 12%. However, if condoms are used... Read more »

condoms aren't totally safe (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

I don't really have a queston but rather a statement. i'm a 17 senoir in hight school and... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican to Publish Document on Condom Use to Prevent HIV/AIDS, Official Says; Retired Cardinal Calls Condom Use "Lesser Evil"

Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care and other scientists and theologians to study condom use as a means of HIV prevention, and the Vatican will release a document on the subject soon, Cardinal Javier Lozano... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Catholic Church's Teachings of Abstinence Only "Fail-Safe" Way to Prevent HIV Spread, Pope Benedict XVI Says

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday in a speech to African bishops said that abstinence and fidelity are the only "fail-safe" ways to prevent the spread of HIV, the AP/ Guardian reports. Speaking about the African HIV/AIDS epidemic for the first time... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unclear Whether Vatican Will Issue Document on Condom Use to Prevent HIV Transmission, Cardinal Says

A recent papal study on HIV prevention and condom use "shows the desire of the pope" to fight HIV/AIDS and demonstrates that "he is not indifferent to this difficult problem," though it is not clear whether the Vatican will issue a document on the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Paris AIDS Prevention Campaign Uses Colorful Drawings of Condoms to Depict Historical Landmarks

A Paris AIDS prevention campaign, which uses colorful drawings of condoms to depict the city's historical landmarks, aims to "remind people to celebrate its romantic neighborhoods romantically but also safely," the New York Times reports. The... Read more »
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how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

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 »

How safe are Condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey,

I am a 21 year old bisexual who was wondering how safe condoms actually are during gay sex?

Since my last test I have had anal sex, me recieving twice from the same guy. I was wondering what the chances are of contracting the virus from safe sex.... Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on www.astroglide.co.uk it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... Read more »