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Do Consistent Use Of A Condom Protect From Hiv

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Table of Contents What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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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 worries are unwarranted. Heat can denature latex, making it more likely to break. Luckily your... Read more »

Is Using a condom enough protection?

i am an hiv positive women . is using a condom enough protection for my partner?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Latex condoms, used every time and used correctly, will significantly reduce the risk of transmission for HIV and other STDs. However, condoms are not 100% protection. There are ways that you can further reduce... Read more »

Condoms offer lmited protection

Could you coment on the articel that appeared on your CDC updates that dealt with the limited protection condoms offer. I'm sure many worried wells were shocked for the holidays by this assement that seemed to be endorsed by the CDC. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Well as you may or may not know, the CDC is a branch of the Federal Government, and therefore under its jurisdiction. I, too, was shocked when I read these reports, as they are extremely misleading. Perhaps the New York Times put it best in... Read more »

is it possible to get hiv after condom protected oral? please, please sir, answer me

I was insertive in condom protected oral sex (3 mins). Assuming my partner was hiv+, condom didn't break or slipped and was there during the entire penetration. Do I need to test? Please, at least short answer so I can let my fears go away....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Even without a condom, oral sex is very low risk. You do not need to testBottom line: Let your fears go away!In health,Richard... 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 transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »

tip of penis entered vagina w/o protection..help/

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm really concerned about something I did.. can someone please help.

I went to Thailand last month where I engaged in stupid activites. I went to a body massage establishment. Anyways, during the course of the body massage the tip of my penis enter... Read more »

Protected Sex with an Escort

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A little over a month ago I had protected vaginal sex with a girl I later found out to be a "high class" escort. She travels frequently to be with her clients.

In any event we had vaginal protected sex (female superior)in which she used water based... Read more »