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Do Latex Condoms Protect Against Hiv

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Allergic to Latex condoms and Protected Oral Sex (LATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEX)

Doctor, i had protected insertive oral sex with a CSW two weeks ago for 10-15 minutes. I have a mild allergy to latex condoms. symptoms include( slight burning sensation or irritation on shaft of my penis and discomfort on area below my stomach)....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.No, latex allergy per se would not increase your risk of HIV transmission.2.No. HIV is only a risk if there is "non-intact" skin, such as an open wound.3.If the sex was indeed protected, an HIV test wouldn't be warranted,... Read more »

Non-Latex Condoms vs STD protection

I'm pretty convinced that I have a condom (latex) allergy. It started slowly, becoming worse... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Using Latex Diaphragm With Condoms Had Same HIV Incidence as Those Who Only Used Condoms, Study Says

Women who used latex diaphragms and condoms as an HIV prevention method had the same HIV incidence as those who only used condoms, according to a study published online on Thursday in advance of the July 14 issue of the journal Lancet , the Wall... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Releases Draft Guidelines for Latex Condoms; Packages Would Say They "Greatly Reduce But Do Not Eliminate" Risk of HIV, Pregnancy

FDA on Thursday published a draft guidance document for latex condom manufacturers and opened a 90-day public comment period on the regulations, including a proposal to require labels to state that condoms "greatly reduce, but do not eliminate,"... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Latex Condoms for Oral Sex With Men? You Gotta Be Kidding!

Let's start off with the good news . . . nobody has ever been infected with HIV by receiving oral sex (exposure to saliva). Not a single reported case worldwide! However, it's time to face the truth when it comes to HIV and giving oral sex (exposure... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Can You Have Safer Sex Without Latex Condoms?

When we talk about safer sex, the first thing that people often think about is using a latex condom. There is no doubt that latex condoms -- used every time and used correctly -- will significantly reduce the risk for HIV and other sexually... Read more »
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latex condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a condom broke, is it something that can go unnoticed? Can HIV pass through a latex condom? If someone has protected sex, do they need to get tested and if so how long after sex? Read more »

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 »

Skin or Latex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Provided that skin is unbroken and has no open cuts or sores....Is the protection greater/less or equal to that provided by latex?

Thanks

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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 »