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Can A Condom Protect You From Getting Hiv

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... 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
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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
...allow me to say my previous sexual encounter was May 10 of this year. This last Wednesday (August 13), I went in for my 90-day HIV screening - nice and negative. Or as you might say, "Whoo Hoo!" Someone new Ive been dating and I finally decided... Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm a female who has recently become involved in a sexual relationship with a new boyfriend. He told me he doesn't have any STD's, but I have always been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...permeate intact latex (or polyurethane). This has been well-studied under laboratory conditions. However, latex (or polyurethane) condoms are not 100% effective in the "real world" because they frequently are not used properly and rarely they... 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 CONFIRMED case of someone using proper protection and still contracting HIV? I know you say that if a condom doesn't break and is used properly then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...frightened me a lot. The message written on the condom went something like, " although proper use of the condom may protect against HIV/Aids, it does not properly eliminate the risk". That seemed a little bit in contradiction to what I have read... Read more »

Allergic to Latex condoms and Protected Oral Sex (LATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEX)

Doctor, i had protected insertive oral sex with a CSW two weeks ago for 10-15 minutes. I have a mild allergy to latex condoms. symptoms include( slight burning sensation or irritation on shaft of my penis and discomfort on area below my stomach)....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."non-intact" skin, such as an open wound.3.If the sex was indeed protected, an HIV test wouldn't be warranted, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. When HIV testing is... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Women Should Protect Themselves From HIV by Using Condoms, Official Says

...and child development, said on Monday at a meeting of the National Women Forum of the Indian Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS , Reuters reports. According to Chowdhury, the sexual behavior of many men in India is fueling the spread of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Zimbabwe, Hair Salons Promote Female Condom Use to Protect Against HIV

...Condom maker PSI-Zimbabwe has struggled for six years to sell its female condom to Zimbabwean women, in part because doing so required Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ghana Changing Its Tune on Condoms; AIDS-Prevention Jingle Inspires More to Use Protection

...17 of Ghana's most popular musicians, is sung in various local languages and played often on television and radio. Ghana's HIV infection rate hovers around 3.6 percent, and is one of the last places in sub-Saharan Africa that hasn't passed the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican's Denial That Condoms Protect Against HIV Endangering Millions of Africans, European Commissioner Says

...Development and Humanitarian Aid Poul Nielson on Sunday on BBC1's " Panorama " program said that the Vatican's position denying that condoms can effectively protect against HIV is "bringing into great danger the lives of millions" in Africa, ... Read more »
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Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been Read more »

CONDOM MECHANICS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...There is quite alot of RELIABLE data supporting the fact that HIV is an estimated 40x smaller than that of a latex condom's pore. Unfortunately I do not have the source of that data at my side. However, anyone interested can find this data on the Read more »

hiv,condoms,std's...ect

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Ok so 7 weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. Read more »