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Can U Pass Hiv By Using A Condom

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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 »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Senate Passes Bill on Condoms

By a 21-18 vote Thursday, the California Senate approved legislation that would require prison officials to allow public health agencies and nonprofit groups to distribute condoms and dental dams to inmates. Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles)... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil Promotes Use of Condoms During Carnival

Brazil's Health Ministry has passed out 84 million condoms during the past two months in anticipation of Carnival, which begins on Saturday, March 5, and ends on Tuesday, March 8. Health officials are urging revelers to use condoms during the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Area Schools Weigh Whether to Give Condoms to Students

Denver Public Schools and the Boulder Valley School District are looking into the possibility of passing out condoms at school health clinics. In both school systems, some students have spoken out in favor of schools distributing prophylactics. A... Read more »
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Is this ars Symptom? did i pass the seroconversion

Posted by merci225, 3 Replies
I had sex with a girl. We kept contact, and couple of days, she contacted me saying that she was HIV + and that i had to test.

We were not under the unflence of any drugs. She gave me fellation and our genitals were rubing. I had body fluids on my... Read more »

chance of passing it on

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had unprotected sex with someone i don't know about 11 months ago. about two weeks after i had strep throat and tonsilitis for a few weeks. i believe i may have HIV. i have recently began having sex w/ my boyfriend. he knows that i might have HIV... Read more »

Can he pass the virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My friend is poz currently on meds,he has undetectable viral load. How possible is it that he can pass the virus if he has unprotected sex?. Please advise. Read more »

can't get passed this

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
11 month's ago i had a high risk exposure with a girl that i was dating in college. she is hiv poz. regardless i love her very much. basically the condom came off during sex. we always try to use extreme caution. her virals are undetectable. i... Read more »