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Condom Leak At The Basis Risk For Insertive Partner

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Condoms

...HIV during sexual activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male condoms are used on the penis. Female condoms can be used in the vagina or rectum. For more information,...
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Female Condom + Male Condom = ?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have a question about female condoms. I have been told that I should not let my partner use a male condom while I am using a female condom (for extra protection). I read in one of your archives that it is OK to use both at the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Jodie,Opinions differ on this point. The worry is that the friction of the two condoms rubbing together may increase the risk of the condoms breaking. This has been noted in some reports in which two male latex condoms were used. However,... Read more »

non latex condom

Hi Dr. Bob;My ex-boyfriend used a non latex condom a while back on me and good thing it did not break, however i understand that non latex condom does not pretect against HIV, however do you think it protected me some at all, or is non latex condoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »

Condom Permeability (CONDOMS)

Some recent questions posted in the forum are really intresting and I would like the discussion to go a little further since it is a really important matter.As you were questioned about the efficacy of condoms by an AIDS activist and recently...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Your OB/GYN doctor told you what???? The facts are that latex or polyurethane condoms are very effective in reducing the risk of STDs, including HIV, if they are used properly and do not fail (break). HIV and other STDs cannot permeate... Read more »

questions about condoms (CONDOMS)

Ok 2 quick question, 1- Are condoms intergrity jeopardized when the condom is stored in extreme weather, such as extremely hot or extremely cold tempatures? I have kept mine in the glove box of my car and i just wonder if the extreme heat in there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needlestick injuries to health care workers. In that study the prompt initiation of AZT was associated with an 81% decrease in the risk of acquiring HIV. In the nonoccupational arena we have data from observational studies and registries.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Thing Called Love: Condom Use in High-Risk Primary Heterosexual Relationships

...a strategy to find and maintain a primary relationship, establish trust, and build intimacy. Although they recognized their risk of HIV and other STDs, many participants reported unprotected intercourse, "placing their love for their partner and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Negotiation Strategies and Actual Condom Use Among Latino Youth

...youths, ages 16 to 22, 61 percent female -- were interviewed about condom negotiation strategies, perceptions of whether their partner wanted to use condoms, and actual condom use. Three strategies to obtain condom use -- risk information, direct... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Correlates of Consistent Condom Use With Main Partners by Partnership Patterns Among Young Adult Male Injection Drug Users From Five U.S. Cities

...partners, consistent condom use with a main partner was inversely associated with injecting with a used needle and with intimate partner violence. "The low prevalence of consistent condom use with main female partners among heterosexually active... Read more »
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Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
...worried should I be about a condom breaking where I was the insertive anal partner (I am male and my partner was female) - I estimate that it was 2 or 3 minutes that I was unaware of the breakage and I am unaware of my partner's HIV status. She... Read more »

Condom Broke Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...Has anyone heard of someone getting infected from a single incident where the condom broke and you were the receptive partner in anal? I know it can happen, but is it something that happens alot? I need some perspective, I know it is a risk and... Read more »

No condoms but not ejaculating

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...A friend of mine, whose hubby is pos has sex without condoms, but he doesn't come in her. This has been for several years now and she is still negatiive. What does everyone think about Read more »

At risk..what next

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...penetration ..there was ejaculation in the condom ...The one guy put condoms on his fingers when he inserted them into me and his partner...I thought this was strange, and have never encountered it before...Is this a "safe sex' practice, or a... Read more »