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Condom Effectiveness Against Hiv In Homosexuals

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Best studies showing the effectivness of condoms?

I am currently a student at a catholic high school that must endure the chastity program. Most of what they teach in Religion is decently good (don't kill, don't steal, etc.) and the unrealistic bible stories are easy to ignore, but the chastity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Bethany,Your Catholic high school is teaching you that condoms have tiny holes that allow HIV to pass through and that abortion causes breast cancer??? In addition they teach that 50% of people Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen... 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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ACRIA and GMHC

Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

... Introduction What Do Catholics Think? The Church's Work in AIDS A Powerful Lobbyist Condoms4Life Introduction During his 2009 trip to Cameroon, a country with an HIV prevalence Read more »
International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Society Urges Strong and Swift Opposition to Proposed Anti-Homosexuality Legislation in Uganda

...seriously compromise proven HIV prevention initiatives. It would prohibit frank discussions of sexuality and the provision of condoms to men engaging in same-sex behaviors. "The International AIDS Society unequivocally rejects any efforts to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Female Condoms Prevent HIV, So Why Aren't They Marketed to Gay and Bi Men?

...Administration has not explicitly approved it for anal sex," says Monica Sweeney, M.D., New York's assistant commissioner of HIV/AIDS prevention. Yet the health department's counselors and spokespeople do not shy away from talking about them. "We... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Structural Intervention on Increasing Condom Availability and Reducing Risky Sexual Behaviors in Gay Bathhouse Attendees

... At follow-up, after controlling for baseline data, patrons of intervention bathhouses were more likely to report accessing condoms than were patrons of control bathhouses (92.6 percent vs. 81.3 percent, P=0.016). Condoms were more likely to be... Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV Read more »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test for hep b? Should I be scared of this? What I don't understand is why there hasn't been... Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been 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 Read more »