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Can You Contract HIV 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 »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a... Read more »

PEP Treatment HELP? (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009) (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Hi there, I found your contact details online and your help would be very much appreciated as I am... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female"... 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

... 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 Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...HCV has been detected in semen and vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Saliva and tears are not. HCV, like HIV, cannot be transmitted by touching, kissing, hugging, sharing eating utensils, or drinking from the same glass.... Read more »
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Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...I think I might have one many things which I feel put me at risk for HIV with several different people at many different times. I kissed them on the lips(our tongues met too)and we did mutual masturbation Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 1 Reply
...was the same napkin she took the condom off with.i dont think the condom was broken anywhere but now im scared ive contracted hiv i am hoping what im feeling is just guilt and remorse this was my first experience outside of a marriage of 25 yrs... Read more »

help...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dildo he had. the only thing that worries me is that i touch, hold the dildo in my hand while penetrating him. there was no condom on the dildo, or a glove on my hand. after realizing his scars i did got a little freak out, and excuse myself... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...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 wife till... Read more »