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Do Condoms Prevent AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indonesian Islamists Protest Condom Use for Preventing AIDS

About 700 members of the Muslim Women of Hizbut Tahrir political party rallied today in Surabaya in East Java, marking World AIDS Day with calls to prevent HIV/AIDS through the establishment of sharia law. "We have to admit that using condoms is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican to Publish Document on Condom Use to Prevent HIV/AIDS, Official Says; Retired Cardinal Calls Condom Use "Lesser Evil"

Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care and other scientists and theologians to study condom use as a means of HIV prevention, and the Vatican will release a document on the subject soon, Cardinal Javier Lozano... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Algeria Promotes Condoms to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Long considered taboo in this conservative Muslim country, condoms are now being publicly promoted by experts in Algeria as a tool in preventing HIV/AIDS. A government campaign on Algerian radio and television stations touts the contraceptive's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Condoms are inadeguate (CONDOMS VERSUS PrEP FOR HIV PREVENTION, 2010)

Condoms are inadeguate and after decades of experience we should know that very well. They aren't the perfect tool of protection. They occasionally slip, broke and even if not important for a purely medical and preventive point of view they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms are "inadeguate"? Inadeguate???You are correct that condoms are not "the perfect tool of protection." However, they are still the very best tool we have to prevent STDs, including HIV. HIV cannot permeate intact latex.... Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Zeb,Well, I agree condoms may be the most effective HIV-prevention tool we have to date. However, it is far from the only tool or intervention in the prevention armamentarium! Effective HIV prevention is far more complicated than you might... Read more »

Condoms alone are not enough (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

We all can easily see that the current prevention strategies of HIV are ineffective since HIV infections are still happening. Do you think that your prevention efforts are really useful? If the only use of condoms should prevent HIV from spreading...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree condoms alone are not enough to end the pandemic. See below.Dr. BobPrevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)May 5, 2009 Dr. B, HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of... Read more »

PEP regimen to prevent superinfection or Hep C after condom failure

Hi Doctor,I am a HIV positive gay man on Atripla with undetectable viral load. I was having sex with another man of high risk group last night during which the condom broke. He was the insertive partner. I think he was inside me for quite a while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, there isn't any PEP regimen to prevent HIV superinfection or hepatitis C.By the way, I hope you disclosed your HIV status to your top-gun. If indeed he was "clean" (a term I don't really approve of), he's the one with... Read more »
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U.S. policies continually undermining AIDS prevent

Posted by bradford
U.S. policies continually undermining AIDS prevention efforts!


I am appauled by the U.S. government and it's policies which have continually been undermining the efforts to control and prevent the further spread of HIV and AIDS.

First, funding cuts... Read more »

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV /AIDS Prevention

The United States government would have the world believe it has been a major contributor in the fight against AIDS but many are unaware of the harmful tactics and funding shortfalls.

Throughout the... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
Condoms: Our most trusted method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS!


These three words echo around the world AIDS CRISIS WORSENS!

40 million people infected worldwide
o37.2 million adults
o2.2 million children under 15

In 2004, 4.8 million people were... Read more »

READ THIS..CONDOM HOLES???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV & Condoms
Posted: Sep 21, 2000



Last evening a friend told me he heard that HIV is smaller than the smallest pores in condoms and that the virus can pass through condom membranes. Have you heard this or is it just another rumor?

Thanks in... Read more »