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Do Latex Condoms Protect Against Hiv

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Condom options for people who are allergic to latex

What if you are allergic to latex condoms?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...condom. These condoms have been specifically developed for people who are allergic to latex. These condoms will protect you from HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and unwanted pregnancies, as long as they are used correctly, and they do not... Read more »

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... Read more »

is there a risk of hiv?

well my question, could i have contracted hiv? i used a a banana as a sex toy, and put a thin... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Female condoms can be used in the vagina or rectum. For more information, see the FDA's condom brochure at www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/condom.html . Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...can control, an accompanying Lancet opinion piece said ( Wall Street Journal , 7/13). Nick Hellmann, interim director of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis at the Gates Foundation, said although the results of the study are disappointing, they are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

...correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, condom use cannot provide absolute protection against any STD. The most reliable ways to... Read more »
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Condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are the best but not as safe as I thought. Damn, this virus!!!!!! Condoms even when used 100% safe seem to not give you 100% protection. I guess I need 100% no risk but that's me. Fuck it I'm pissed I am doomed to no sex life. Just my luck. I... Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »

condoms?

Posted by DDS, 3 Replies
...Hi, Can anyone recommend a condom that has good sensation but still provides adequate protection? Read more »

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 »