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Can Stds Pass Through Condom

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CAN HIV/AIDS VIRUS PASS THROUGH CONDOMS

I was taught that the HIV/Aids virus it self is much smaller then the pores in condoms, and that the virus can and will pass through the pores. Is this true, because, I have been searching the internet for this infomation and haven't found it....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
What you have heard is popular myth about HIV and condoms. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that the pores in latex and polyurethane condoms are too small for HIV and many other STD-related viruses and bacteria. Some laboratory studies have... Read more »

Can I get HIV or STDs with a condom?

Hi last night I had a few drinks and met a escort at a bar. We went back to my room and had sex... Read more »

HIV - CONDOM- OTHER STDs

Hi Dr,I am male and sexually I am bottom, I had safe practice with my sex partner, I have a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Planned Parenthood Passing Out "Condom Pops" to Encourage Safe Sex for Valentine's Day

In February, Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan began distributing more than 6,000 free Valentine's Day-themed "condom pops" to the community in observance of National Condom Week and National Condom Month. Communications Director... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Considers Requiring Condom Warning Labels Saying They Do Not Protect Against All STDs

The Bush administration is considering requiring condom manufacturers to include on condom packages warning labels saying that condoms do not protect against all sexually transmitted diseases, including human papillomavirus, the AP/Fort Lauderdale ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

There is "nothing 'highly effective' about condoms when it comes to protecting young people from STDs," Shepherd Smith, president of the Institute for Youth Development , a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group that advocates risk avoidance... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Have Varying Effectiveness Against Different STDs

Studies have documented the effectiveness of latex condoms -- not natural or lambskin ones -- in preventing pregnancy and the spread of HIV. With perfect condom use (a condom used every time, put on before any skin-to-skin contact), chances of... Read more »
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Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

stds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm surprised that being mycoplasma a very common std and being it included on the list of std's at least here in my country, there isn't much info on the web and few people know about it. At last I found a page in English (there are many in... Read more »

STDs in Insertive Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I had an unprotected Insertive Oral Sex for a while. I want to know what STDs can transmit in this way.

I have been told that SALIVA does not transmit HIV. But can it transmit other STD...What are they and how dangerous they can be.

I have sore... Read more »

Other STDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that this is an HIV site, but I was wondering if there are window periods for other STDS, mainly Gonnerhea and chlamydia, any answers would be appreciated!

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