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Can Use Of Condoms Stop Hiv Infection

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How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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Condom use by HIV Positive Couple (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up fairly frequently. At this point in time, we still recommend condoms to prevent the possibility of superinfection (dual infection). (See below.)Dr. Bob Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION)... Read more »

Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here who are trying to find information on HIV. I was diagnosed as positive a year and a half ago and you've been there since week one. So thanks,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your very kind comments!Regarding your negative top-gun stud, condom failure does place him at some degree of risk for HIV. Certainly that you are on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that has driven your plasma HIV viral... Read more »

PrEP and re-infection between HIV partners not using condoms

Hi, I am HIV poz and have been taking Truvada and Reyataz for five years now. My partner is also HIV poz and takes the same meds. We often have unprotected sex. Do the recent PrEP findings for Truvada suggest that we are combatting "super...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is definitely a "red light stop" situation.Unprotected sex between two poz partners is still risky business. The findings of the recent PrEP study do not alter this risk whatsoever. One of the fears of HIV educators is that the... Read more »

Blood with condom breakage. Infected?

Me and my HIV + boyfriend have been using protection for almost two years. So far, I've never been infected. Recently we had a condom break unknowingly. I was on top. We've had this issue before, but there was blood present on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A broken-condom incident with blood noted on your Mr. Happy does place you at some degree of risk for HIV. That your positively charged partner has an undetectable viral load significantly decreases, but does not totally eliminate the... Read more »
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Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »

acute hiv after condom breakage???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
aye carumba...
i've been so scared for the past few weeks, I can barely function... just looking for a little advice... i know no one here can diagnose me for sure, only an hiv test 6 or 12 weeks out can do that...

i was the bottom (i'm a guy) partner... Read more »

Condoms, chance of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello. i have slept with 2 women in the past year. I used condoms every time and didn't have a breakage or slip ever. No oral. What is my risk level? thanks a million can you get it from taking the condom off?

Robb Read more »