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Condom Effectiveness Against Hiv During Menstration

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Table of Contents What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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HIV & menstration

I have HIV for 5 years and am not on medications. I am 31 and my periods were always regular. Like 29 days. Now they are 25 days and I have blood for only 2 days. (I used to have it for 4-5 days)Is this HIV-related? What should I do?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Many factors can account for changes in the menstral cycle. HIV itself is not usually associated with changes in the cycle but conditions associated with HIV are. HIV has been associated with many endocrine abnormalities which may alter the... Read more »

Effectiveness of condoms (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

I am confused good doctor...you said HIV can't penetrate a condom no, way no how....why does The CDC website say its only 85% effective. They say that it still possible to get HIV. I googled it and I see everything from 98% to 80%. I know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've addressed this topic numerous times before and have nothing new to add. See below.Dr. Bobcondoms aren't totally safe (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)Jan 10, 2007 I don't really have a queston but rather a statement. i'm a... Read more »

condom effectiveness (CONDOM EFFICACY 2008)

i read in a forum that hiv can pass through latex condoms and thus condoms are not effective in preventing hiv transmission. Is it true ?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You read what??? Certainly you didn't read anything like that in this forum! Sweetie, think about this for a moment. If condoms didn't protect against HIV, why would they be the centerpiece of HIV-prevention programs? Gay men are not... Read more »

are condoms that cover only the head of the penis equally as effective as regular condoms?

i read in one of your posts that HIV cannot penetrate intact skin but that it can penetrate the linings of the urethra. so my question is, since the condoms that just cover the head of the penis prevents access to the urethra are they as effective...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Condoms that only cover the head of the penis are not as effective, because they tend to slip off easily. In addition by leaving the skin on the shaft of the penis uncovered, you increase the risk of other types of skin-to-skin STDs, such as... Read more »
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Menstration

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Have any of the ladies on here ever missed their periods to do HIV infection. I am not pregnant and I fear I may be infected. Read more »

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 »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if condoms are used properly for gay men in anal sex--how effective do u think they are in preventing hiv and other std's? my friend's doctor told him that they can fail up to 30% of the time but i think she (the doctor) is wong. she is very... Read more »

Condom Effectiveness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So, um...... we've seen a lot of statistics recently on the odds of infection, testing accuracy, and testing time frames. Here's one *I'd* dearly love to have, if anyone has it up their sleeve:
What percentage of infection occurs when one partner is... Read more »