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Can You Contract AIDS From Touching Used Condom

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Touching Condom

If I had brief protected vaginal intercourse with an HIV-infected woman and touched the condom for a second as I pulled out, could I contract HIV by say putting my hands in my mouth if my gums had been bleeding that week? Would the virus die on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello George,Touching a condom "for a second" as you pulled out after protected vaginal sex with a poz partner and then putting your hands in your mouth is not an HIV-transmission risk, even if you had bleeding gums last week. Your fears... Read more »

can you contract aids while wearing a condom

today in my health class our teacher said that you could get aids by having sex with a partner who... Read more »

Can i contract Hiv by having sex with condom

Hello Doctor, I had a sex with a girl i don't know about her Hiv status. We kissed and i had... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan First Lady Says Young People Should Not Use Condoms to Avoid Contracting HIV

Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, chair of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS , on Thursday said that she is "not in favor" of promoting condoms as an HIV prevention method, Agence France-Presse reports (Agence France-Presse,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condom Use Reduces Young Women's Risk of Contracting HPV, Study Says

Young women whose partners use condoms every time they have sex are 70% less likely to contract the human papillomavirus than women whose partners use condoms less than 5% of the time, according to a study published in the June 22 edition of the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil Tames AIDS With Needles, Condoms

Up to 25 percent fewer Brazilians contracted AIDS last year than in 2000 -- a sign that a controversial program distributing condoms and needles is working, the government said Monday. The estimated number of new AIDS cases in Latin America's chief... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lack of Condom Use, Ignorance Contributes to HIV Spread Among Young Muslims in Southern Thailand

Young Muslims in Thailand's southern provinces are at risk of contracting HIV because their religious beliefs oppose condom use and ignorance about sex is widespread, the Bangkok Post reports. Wannakanok Pohedaedao, a 25-year-old Muslim who... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Paper cut guy is touching condom guy also

Posted by Anonymous
Do you notice some have the paper cut question and touching condom question, they are one in the same

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touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
You make an awful lot of assumptions Guess. I tend to agree with the other poster in that you are grasping at straws to convince yourself you are infected. Nobody knows how many women were infected by precum alone and I doubt you are the current... Read more »

About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »