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Do Condoms Prevent HIV

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Women in India's Karnataka State Unaware Condoms Can Prevent HIV; Expanded Access to Condoms, Prevention Efforts Needed

About 35% of women in India's Karnataka state know that condoms can prevent HIV transmission, according to India's National Family Health Survey , the Times of India reports. The survey indicated a need for increased access to HIV prevention and... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unclear Whether Vatican Will Issue Document on Condom Use to Prevent HIV Transmission, Cardinal Says

A recent papal study on HIV prevention and condom use "shows the desire of the pope" to fight HIV/AIDS and demonstrates that "he is not indifferent to this difficult problem," though it is not clear whether the Vatican will issue a document on the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Double condoms to prevent HIV

Dear Robert, I travel lot for asian countries like thailand etc.When I have sex with Bar girls there I always use double comdoms(ieone on other) as precaution ,so what is my chance of getting HIV.For information my condoms never brokened...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are no scientific studies showing "double bagging" is safer than properly using a single latex condom. In fact, there is some information suggesting that double bagging causes friction of latex on latex, which may compromise... Read more »

Do condoms really prevent HIV??

I had protected sex with a sex worker.. I was given head for a little bit then had protective vaginal intercourse. At about 3 weeks out i developed a rash on my back and sholders.. It itches and burns a bit..I went to my doctor today and he stated...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,If you use a latex or polyurethane condom and it does not break, then there is <b>no risk for HIV</b>.I'm very sorry that you're getting confusing messages, but remember that HIV cannot pass through a... 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 »
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hiv,condoms,std's...ect

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? And what about warts? Can you be protected with a condom... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... 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 »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »