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Can Hiv Pass Through Intact Latex

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can the HIV virus pass through the pores of a latex condom?

Hi, I heard that the HIV virus is so small that it can possibly pass through the pores of a latex condom.Is this information true? Also, what are the chances of contracting HIV from performing vaginal sex on a woman that is HIV positive assuming...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You heard what? Where are you getting this information? The Department of Irresponsible and Irreproducible Results?" No, HIV cannot pass through a latex condom. Why else would we wear them? Oh yeah, there are the glow-in-the-dark ones... 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: State Budget Passes With ADAP Funding Intact

The final budget passed by North Carolina's General Assembly and approved by Gov. Bev Purdue on June 30 funds the governor's request for an additional $14.1 million for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. North Carolina closed its ADAP to new... Read more »
Housing Works

Help Us Keep the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing Intact!

Earlier this April, the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) learned of a proposal to move the Office on HIV/AIDS Housing (OHAH) to a division within the Offices of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS). Discussed at a Transportation and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illinois FY2010 Budget Keeps Most Funding for HIV/AIDS Services Intact

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) in his fiscal year 2010 budget plan "nearly fully funded" HIV services in the state using discretionary funds, the Windy City Times reports. "Under the plan released July 31, Quinn allocated $40 million to the Illinois... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wyoming: AIDS Program Funding Remains Intact for Now

The Wyoming AIDS Project (WAP) will continue to get federal funding for at least 60 days after reaching an agreement with the Wyoming Department of Health and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Health Department notified WAP May... Read more »
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latex condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a condom broke, is it something that can go unnoticed? Can HIV pass through a latex condom? If someone has protected sex, do they need to get tested and if so how long after sex? Read more »

Skin or Latex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Provided that skin is unbroken and has no open cuts or sores....Is the protection greater/less or equal to that provided by latex?


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"Non-intact" Skin?? Advice Please!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know I'm probably panicking, but I'm concerned about the phrase "non-intact" skin as it relates to exposure to body fluids of a known HIV+ partner. I definitely had some hangnails or small "raw" areas along my cuticles when I anally fingered... Read more »

Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read a post from time to time that downplays the risk of HIV transmittion thru intact screen. Just as HIV stigma shouldnt be used to ac-celerate HIV transmittion concerns and information, nor should defensiveness about HIV stigma be used to... Read more »