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Condom Side Effects

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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
...scared and bewildered. A twist of humor is also helpful.I have searched the archives. Simple question, I think, can PEP meds side effects mimic ARS?Thank you kindly for your answer and please find a donation forthcoming to the foundation.Regards,... Read more »

Burst condom + pep

Hi, Was having sex with a commercial sex worker when Condom broke and I withdrew immediately.... Read more »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

...sex act (from start to finish). Before any genital contact, put the condom on the tip of the erect penis with the rolled side out. If the condom does not have a reservoir tip, pinch the tip enough to leave a half-inch space for semen to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Officials Express Concern About Commercial Sex Workers Who Re-Use Female Condoms

...said that it is "not advisable" to keep a female condom inserted for more than eight hours because "a person might develop side effects." In addition, some women choose to re-use female condoms because they are relatively expensive, Basimaki... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research May Support Pope's Comments Against Condom Use in Africa, Opinion Piece Says

...being against these causes." Members of the HIV/AIDS and family planning communities "take terrible professional risks if we side with the pope on a divisive topic such as this," Green writes, noting that his comments "are only about the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Finds Condom Use Is Increasing

...not think they could get pregnant; 22.8 percent did not mind getting pregnant; 16.2 percent worried about birth control side effects; 14.1 percent did not expect to have sex; 9.6 percent had male partners who did not want to use birth control;... Read more »
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can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...not seen any visible signs of blood on her lips when I have started kissing. After 2 days i had an ache near to my eyes(Upper side due to sinusitis blockage).That pain withered away within 5days.Then I had no problem for sometime.Now after a... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...disposed of the condom. At this time, I also have eczema on my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I... Read more »

In Pain, please help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...next morning, I felt incredibly fatigued and tired all day. Same happened the next day. I asked myself....do I have HIV? Do the side-effects show up so quickly, just 24-48 hours after exposure? Or was this more of a psychological thing. Well I... Read more »

Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...faithful servant. On a less serious note. Clearly we DO NOT ADVOCATE spreading std's but, having said that, I must point out that condoms have very severe limitations in that regard. Study after study has shown failure rates ranging between 35%... Read more »