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Blood In Semen After Vaginal Sex Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...small percentage of overall infections. Today, the most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Re-using and sharing needles for injecting drugs (including steroids or hormones) Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms or other barrier devices) Mother-to-child (during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding) Re-Using and Sharing Needles Many HIV infections occur when people share needles to inject heroin,...
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Condom slippage - very worried

I had vaginal sex with an escort [who HIV status is unknown to me] with condoms on. While I was penetrating her from behind, her phone rang and our act was interrupted. After withdrawing from her, I realized that the condom is no longer on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...her time! Your HIV-acquisition risk would have to be compared to unprotected insertive vaginal sex, as you don't know when the condom slipped off your tallywhacker.Truvada is a reasonably well tolerated combination drug consisting of Emtriva and... 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
...the car for two months? Wow, that's quite a dry spell, dude. Do you happen to resemble Dick Cheney or something like that?Your worries are unwarranted. Heat can denature latex, making it more likely to break. Luckily your baked condom did not. So... Read more »

Can me and my neg girlfriend have unprotected vaginal sex . . .

Can me and my neg girlfriend and I have unprotected vaginal sex? I am pos healthy undetectable Viral load and cd4 708. Over the past 2.5 years we have had well . . . a lot of unprotected sex. She was still neg as of last test. I'm trying to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be the same as the measured viral load in the plasma, etc. I'd strongly recommend you insist on playing safe by using latex condoms for all penetrative sex. (See below.) Your nymphet gal-pal may dislike the feel of rubber between you, but I... Read more »

?Why not polyurethane (POLYURETHANE CONDOMS) (PROPER CONDOM USE)

HelloHope you are wellIn most of answers, you use 'if latex condom was used and did not break..'.What about polyurethane and condoms made from other synthetic materials, as CDC states that they are equally effective in preventing spread of HIV....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,See below.Dr. BobOct 30, 2006 hey doc. umm, are polyurethane condoms as effective as latex condoms in stopping HIV and hepatitis transmission for latex sensitive people? Response from Dr. Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...seen as a substitute for practices that can help avoid HIV exposure in the first place, such as consistent and correct use of condoms, abstinence from sex or mutual monogamy with an uninfected partner, and the use of sterile syringes when... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms) Re-using and sharing needles (for drug use, piercing, and tattooing) Mother-to-child (during pregnancy,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV & AIDS: The Basics

...drugstores. If you do not get your set brand-new and sealed from a needle exchange or pharmacy, clean it before you use it. Latex condoms ("rubbers") prevent HIV infection. Using a condom may not always be easy, but it can save your life or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

... HIV in seminal plasma differs from HIV in blood plasma, according to a study led by researchers with the University of North Carolina Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Well here is my situation had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

Had sex without a condom and I am very worried.

Posted by latin12, 3 Replies
...in such destructive behavior and in this situation I let my guard down. Again he was inside of me for a few seconds without a condom so I just want to know if I'm postive or not. I'm really scared and this is my first time telling anyone about... Read more »

Once and for all

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The CDC has stated in their recent reports that semen kills hiv on contact. If you having sex without a condom you have no worries. Read more »