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condom Types

Hello, I was wondering if there is any other kind of condoms available? See I am alergic to latex therefore I cant use a regular condom. I am still a virgian but I would like to still practice safe sex. Therefore I would like to know if...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The answer to your concerns can be found in the article, "So Many Condoms, So Little Time", found in the articles area of this website. Click on "Read Articles by Rick Sowadsky" (under my... Read more »

Condom types?

I have a simple yet hard question for me. I am HIV+ and my wife is HIV-. We were looking at... Read more »

HCV-type of condom

Are polyurethane condoms as effective as latex condoms in protecting against HCV transmission... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Risk Taking Among Transgender Male-to-Female Youths With Different Partner Types

Associations between partner types (main, casual or commercial) and sexual risk behaviors of sexually active male-to-female (transgender female) young people were examined in the current study. In Los Angeles and Chicago, the researchers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The NYC Condom: Use and Acceptability of New York City's Branded Condom

In a high-profile media campaign launched on Feb. 14, 2007, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) introduced the "NYC Condom." This male condom -- a standard-size, lubricated Lifestyles brand -- was the first specially... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

High Rate of New Infections With HPV Types Associated With a High Risk of Anal Cancer Among Gay Men Living With HIV

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported that the incidence of anal infection with strains of cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among HIV-positive gay men. Researchers in San Francisco conducted a prospective... Read more »
TheBody.com

Improve the Glove, Spread the Love: How "b condoms" Is Changing the Condom Game

Jason Panda Reggie Thornton Ironically, it can be really difficult to make condoms sexy. We all know how they work (hopefully), and what they're supposed to do. There's nothing new to discover, right? Enter b condoms -- a unique... Read more »
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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »

What types of contacts & levels of contacts since?

Posted by Anonymous
What types of contacts and levels of contacts have you had since getting tested?...
Did you hold hands?
Did you hug?
Did you kiss?
Did you...? Oh my gosh!
Was there penetration?
Was there exchange of body fluids?




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HIV-TYPE 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-TYPE 2: I would like to hear from anyone who has tested
positive for HIV-2. Currently the U.S. only tests for HIV-1. But
now I have a friend with the type 2 strain (a weaker strain most
common in W. Africa), and we are having a difficult time... Read more »