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Do Condoms Protect You Against Hiv Or Aids

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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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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 steel...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the other STDs. I understand you and many others don't like using condoms. However, I can assure you you'll dislike having HIV/AIDS much, much more. I've recently written a blog that addresses common condom conundrums. It will be posted on the... 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 in my car for 2 months. It has been exposed to heat over 100F. However it did not break while I received the oral sex. Does the exposure to heat any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...used properly! For example: 1. Using the wrong kind of condom: Natural skin condoms are made from lamb intestines and do not protect against HIV, although they are effective in preventing pregnancy. 2. Using outdated condoms. 3. Using condoms... Read more »

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...more information, see Condomania's World of Safer Sex at www.condomania.com or the FDA's condom brochure at www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/condom.html. Where the Rubber Meets the Road April 1997 When used correctly, latex and polyurethane condoms stop... Read more »

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown AIDS."3.Unprotected anal sex is the riskiest of all sexual activities. I strongly advise you to wake up and smell the AZT! Where... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ghana Changing Its Tune on Condoms; AIDS-Prevention Jingle Inspires More to Use Protection

...17 of Ghana's most popular musicians, is sung in various local languages and played often on television and radio. Ghana's HIV infection rate hovers around 3.6 percent, and is one of the last places in sub-Saharan Africa that hasn't passed the... 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

...including HIV, and unplanned pregnancy. According to M. Monica Sweeney -- a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and co-author with Rita Kirwan Grisman of "Condom Sense: A Guide to Sexual Survival in the New Millenium" --... 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 »
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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 »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep Read more »

Condom Sabotage: Your Stories??

Posted by Safewomenstories
...board know about a new storytelling project that's being launched by the Family Violence Prevention Fund for people with HIV/AIDS to share their experiences. If you've ever experienced any kind of reproductive coercion -- from holes poked in... Read more »

Condom Breakages - The Big Question.

Posted by rescuemepliz, 1 Reply
...discussing with their children. I have documented my exposure a couple pages back. For those reading this first time,I had protected penetrative vaginal sex with an HIV positive girlfriend 3 times in total. I am a really obsessive guy by nature... Read more »