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Do Condoms Protect Against Hiv

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Condoms

...spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made of natural skin (including lambskin) or of rubber. That's why they are called "rubbers." Most condoms today are latex or polyurethane. Lambskin...
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First sex in my life

Hi Dr Bob (You should win the Nobel Prize) I am a young man who starts involving real sex. Two days ago, I performed anal sex with a man of HIV unknown status.(No oral sex, kissing) It was the first penetrate sex in my life and He did not put his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.If the latex condom was used properly and did not break, your risk of acquiring HIV is essentially nonexistent. HIV can not permeate intact latex. No way. No how.2.As I mentioned above, assuming the condom was Read more »

What kind of condom best use for HIV?

To Whom It May Concern,My friend and I would very much like to know what kind of best condom for HIV protect?Thanks,Colleen
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...briefly respond to your question, either latex or polyurethane condoms can be used to prevent HIV. Natural or lambskin condoms protect against pregnancy, but not HIV.Dr. Bob Read more »

Viral laod and CD4 levels

My friends viral load is undetectable and his CD4 levels are about 600, could you please explain what this means to me and the risks of contracting HIV through intercourse.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...When someone has an undetectable viral load, then they are at lower risk of transmitting HIV infection. But there still is a risk. You need to use condoms to protect yourself from HIV infection if you plan to have intercourse Read more »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about the "crisis of modernity" and therefore reject sound scientific facts, such as condoms are very effective in preventing HIV, for faith-based bullshit, such as the nonsense in the article you quote.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican's Denial That Condoms Protect Against HIV Endangering Millions of Africans, European Commissioner Says

...6/27). Trujillo said in a previous episode of "Panorama," titled " Sex and the Holy City ," which aired in October 2003, "The AIDS virus is roughly 450 times smaller than the spermatozoon. The spermatozoon can easily pass through the 'net' that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Zimbabwe, Hair Salons Promote Female Condom Use to Protect Against HIV

...women who visited salons involved in the initiative and found that 59 percent of them felt they were at risk of contracting HIV; about 65 percent identified the condom as a basic prevention method against STDs including HIV; and 84 percent said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Women Should Protect Themselves From HIV by Using Condoms, Official Says

...child development, said on Monday at a meeting of the National Women Forum of the Indian Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS , Reuters reports. According to Chowdhury, the sexual behavior of many men in India is fueling the spread of HIV.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Benefits, Misconceptions, Frequency of Condom Use to Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV

... The New York Times on Tuesday examined the benefits and misconceptions of condom use to protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and unplanned pregnancy. According to M. Monica Sweeney -- a member of Read more »
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Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been Read more »

HIV test

Posted by neve_do_it_again, 1 Reply
...HIV Status ) I used the condom and it was intact as I think . so I read in the internet and they said that condoms will give protection against HIV and other STDs. But when I rethink in what I did. I may miss some informations like if I had any... Read more »

I'm going mad totally mad!!!

Posted by UltraScared33, 1 Reply
...I'm quite sure I have signs of HIV,but still don't understand how I have taken it! I have surely one lymph node swollen at the anterior right side of my neck and Read more »

magnetic couples, is it true?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it true that magnetic couples can french kiss, mutually masterbate,hug and do everything and the only precaution is to use condoms for anal, vaginal and oral sex and the partner who is negative never gets infected? Read more »