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Table of Contents 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 is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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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
Hi,Your condom was in 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... Read more »

Protected (condom) sex with many women - chances of HIV+

I have had protected sex with many women including prostitutes whose HIV status I do not know. All sex was protected. In fact, I have never had sex without a condom in my life.Now I have found a girlfriend and before doing anything with her, I would...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are correct that I can't put a number on it, but the overall risk with the use of a condom is incredibly low. Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off.... Read more »

"What If" using condoms to protect against HIV infection

I recently had PROTECTED sex with a man I really hardly knew. Yes It was a stupid thing to do and I regret it. Lesson learned. Anyways, during sex I felt he had too much of his own fluids in the condom tip so I made him change into a new condom....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I guess I'm unclear why the protected sex was a stupid thing to do. You had no risk for HIV from this situation. The sex was protected the entire time! Using a condom properly like you did, prevents the chance of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

my chances of getting HIV...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
ok, heres the situation: back in october I met a guy online for sex. He came over to my house, supplied me with some condoms cause I didn't have any and had me top him. I used the condom and had sex with him but didn't ejaculate in the condom. A few... Read more »

Received un[protected oral, worried ouf my wits!

Posted by merrywell, 1 Reply
Hi I received unprotected oral sex from 2 different guys of unknown HIV status(i'm a female). I did such a stupid thing and I hate myself for it. Anyway, am I at risk for getting HIV? Is testing even medically necessary? the forum on medhelp.org... Read more »