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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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wife afraid of intercourse with husband with AIDS

We have been married since 1961, As a result of an accident in 1974, he contracted AIDS from blood transfusions. We did not know he had AIDS until 1988. Now, at age 68, he is on massive amounts of testosterone and wants sex all the time with me....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your feelings are understandable, but there are some steps you can take to help the situation. First, I assume your husband is in treatment with a physician. If so, then he must be monitoring his viral load. If his treatment is effective, hopefully... Read more »


Dr Bob, I am not a doctor or a medical professional. In fact, you have helped me in the past with my own phobia about HIV. It took me a very long time to get rid of my phobia. I now believe that I am not HIV positive, I do believe that I suffer a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, "AFR-AIDS" (sometimes called "FRAIDS") is a common ailment that can induce great misery. I'm pleased you have conquered your irrational fears. I'm much less pleased with your G.P. who came up with all those... Read more »

Worried Well - AFR-AIDS

Please post this for all of my worried well friends.I had an affair with colleague in January 2004 which I can classify as a low risk exposure. My feelings of guilt had turned overnight in to an Anxiety disorder which has only left me with a lot of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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In Tears 4th time pls answer i am afraid that i affected my baby

Dear Doctor i am male from india i had a vanigal sex with csw my condom burst i finished in her and i tested 3rd,8th week, 13th week, 15th week all are negative Here in india windows period is 6 months. my wife was pregnant i had unprotected sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Vanigal" sex? Hmm. What's that?Your negative HIV-antibody tests at 3, 8, 13 and 15 weeks would be considered by many HIV specialists to be definitive and conclusive. The odds are now astronomically in your favor that you did not... Read more »
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afraid to test

Posted by shadesofgrey, 2 Replies
well like so many on this board i am driving myself crazy. 2 years ago had a neg hiv status, had some encounters all anal were with condoms and i even tested for leaks afterwards had oral a couple of time(receptive)but only for about 15 seconds, no... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
I have known this guy for so long who has aids, and i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one... Read more »

afraid...plese answer

Posted by Adioatticus, 2 Replies
now, i am a virgin and 14... and my girlfriend is the same... i am afraid of getting stds and aids and stuff...we both have done nothing really...and i only have fingers a girl before... and i was wondering, is there any risk of us getting... Read more »