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Do Consistent Use Of A Condom Protect From Hiv

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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
...Hi,Your condom was in the car for two months? Wow, that's quite a dry spell, dude. Do you happen to resemble Dick Cheney or something like that?Your Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...and 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Condom maker PSI-Zimbabwe has struggled for six years to sell its female condom to Zimbabwean women, in part because doing so required 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

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

...Sarah Koomson, a 19-year-old in Ghana, says she is not ashamed or afraid to ask her boyfriend to use condoms. "I talked with him, and we discussed about what has happened now, in this world. So he uses it," she said matter-of-factly. 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 »

Condom Breakages - The Big Question.

Posted by rescuemepliz, 1 Reply
...by nature so soon after she got tested,learnt and told me her status,I began obssesing about the posibility that one of the condoms might have broken and I didnt notice.I have had regular HIV tests before and have always tested negative. I don't... Read more »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...check to make sure its not broken or anything.. i hope this phase in my life ends soon, i just dont want to come out of it with hiv hopefully using a condom will help i just hope it really is effective like they say it is.. what do yuo guys... 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 »