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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

An official from Brazil's Ministry of Health on Monday said that sex education and condom distribution are effective parts of the country's HIV prevention efforts after Roman Catholic church officials criticized the policy, the AP/Pravda.ru ... 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 in disease... 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 and HIV and finds that... Read more »
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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 two to three weeks after HIV primary... 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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Condoms apparently not as effective as possible

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
So I just got tested because it turns out my boyfriend just tested positive last week. We have *no* idea where he could have picked this up, because other than me he has only had one partner who he hasn't slept with in two years and who also tested... 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 »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'am currently negative following my last test 2 months ago. Im living a stupid life right now smoking weed, drinking comig home late, have sex with different girls mostly sex workers.. usually i just get a protected blowjob, and sometimes i have... Read more »