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Do People Catch HIV From Anal With Condom

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Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for catching it? I saw some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that condoms are not always used properly! I'll post some information from the archives below that addresses this point.Dr.... Read more »

Condom Broke with HIV positive person

I had sex with an anonymous partner last night (about 8 hours ago). He was HIV positive. He was... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Female Condoms Prevent HIV, So Why Aren't They Marketed to Gay and Bi Men?

...widely known that it can be used for anal," Gordon discovered of his group participants, who are disproportionately at risk for HIV. New infections among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are roughly twice that of their White and... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...reduced the incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). 4 And, since it is spread through sexual skin-to-skin contact, condom use only partially reduces the risk of transmission. Other factors that increase the risk of anal cancer include... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...act that involves sexual fluids or blood has at least some risk, safer sex means using barriers every time. Barriers include condoms (male and female), dental dams (thin squares of latex), and even latex gloves. Barriers help reduce risk... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...tests. but soon enough i will know. My question is I had protected anal receptive sex with a person who i asked if he was HIV negative, said he was, but talk is cheap. the deed was done on the beach, it was dark, and i used vaseline, which I... Read more »

Condom Broke Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...Has anyone heard of someone getting infected from a single incident where the condom broke and you were the receptive partner in anal? I know it can happen, but is it something that happens alot? I need some Read more »

your opinion counts, so give me a chance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...This puzzled me all the time, but I do not understand the statistic about condom use, breakage, and safety. I wear 2 or 3 condoms, since I been having sex in spas, or meting people online. I am a top only, and I do no practice oral (either way)... Read more »

tops and bottoms question.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...the chances are low as they had said, how come straight guys get infected by a girl? i knew a couple that the top never used condoms, i am just very comfused about this. i am a top myself, and try the best to practice safe sex, but this question... Read more »