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Can You Contract AIDS From Touching Used Condom

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Condom, vaginal fluid on underside, exposure... Will donate!!!

Dear Dr Bob,An answer to this question would be much appreciated, and I will make a donation. I really respect what you do for so many people, I can imagine that it must get frustrating answering the same questions over and over, but it really does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or is there a risk?" Paranoid, unquestionably and indubitably paranoid!Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was... Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
The Body

ABC's Brothers & Sisters Tackles HIV/AIDS and the Over-50 Crowd

...health-related facts they see on TV. Perhaps this show can have an impact on older viewers to talk to their doctors about their risk of contracting HIV, use condoms and get tested. But before we give Brothers & Sisters major props, keep in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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, 5/18). "Those who are still... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
...doesn't regret loving him or marrying him. Similarly, Gwenn and Shawn say they don't want HIV to mess with their love. Shawn, who contracted the virus from a blood transfusion as a child, is in good health, and doctors say that he has a good... Read more »

Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...They all performed unprotected cunnilingus on me too, many times(they went down on my vagina without a barrier at all). Did I contract HIV from ANY of them or what I did, assuming ANY or ALL of them were positive? Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse with anyone else but my... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 1 Reply
...i had vaginal sex with a woman at a massage parlor,i applied a condom before she touched me.i do not think i have any cuts on my penis,i fell out of her a few times and i reinserted myself my hand came into contact Read more »