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Condom Effectiveness Against Hiv

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Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIV exposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) become manifest Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb Read more »

Condoms alone are not enough (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

We all can easily see that the current prevention strategies of HIV are ineffective since HIV... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazil Officials Say Condom Distribution Effective Part of HIV Prevention Campaign; Church Officials Criticize Policy

...a statement issued Monday in response to comments from church officials, Mariangela Simao, head of the health ministry's HIV/AIDS program, said that the "government cannot base its public health policies on moral and religious principles,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condoms' Effectiveness in Preventing STDs, Including HIV, at Center of Debate on Revising Package Labels

... The effectiveness of condoms in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, is at the center of a debate on whether to revise the products' packaging labels to include information about their limits Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AmfAR Issue Brief Analyzes Effectiveness of Male, Female Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission

... " The Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission ," American Foundation for AIDS Research : The foundation's January issue brief analyzes the effectiveness of male and female condoms in preventing the transmission Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

...cites a forthcoming UNAIDS report that says even when condoms are used consistently, the failure rate for protection against HIV is approximately 10% (Smith, Knight Ridder/Tallahassee Democrat , 10/16). A draft of the UNAIDS report, which... Read more »
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If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...It has been written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 »

Condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...So everyone is saying condoms are 100% effective against HIV, is this true? Read more »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...check to make sure its not broken or anything.. i hope this phase in my life ends soon, i just dont want to come out of it with hiv hopefully using a condom will help i just hope it really is effective like they say it is.. what do yuo guys... Read more »