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Do You Still Have To Use Condoms While Taking The Pill

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns of Oral Contraceptive Pill-Taking and Condom Use Among Adolescent Contraceptive Pill Users

The authors of this study sought to describe daily adherence patterns of youth oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use, to analyze OCP protection on an event level basis, and to examine pill-taking and condom use during method transitions. Females ages... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: How Condoms Became as Popular as Pill Among Younger Women

In 2008-09, for the first time since such statistics have been collected, the proportion of women in Britain using the birth-control pill was the same as the proportion using condoms, according to a new Office of National Statistics survey. Three... Read more »

Amidst Pressure From Activists, NY AIDS Institute Takes Landmark Step in HIV Prevention Pill Access

Eighteen months after the approval of Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen to prevent HIV transmission, the New York state AIDS Institute has released guidelines for health... Read more »
Ask the Experts


I am allergic to Latex which seems to be the only type of condom that protect.Is this true? Are there any other alternatives? I read that lambskin does not protect........
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes). See below.Dr. BobMy girlfriend is allergic to latex, so we can't use a condom. What other protection is there?Nov 28, 2003 Hello, I'm a teen virgin and so... Read more »

questions about condoms (CONDOMS)

Ok 2 quick question, 1- Are condoms intergrity jeopardized when the condom is stored in extreme weather, such as extremely hot or extremely cold tempatures? I have kept mine in the glove box of my car and i just wonder if the extreme heat in there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Extremes of temperature can affect latex condom integrity. They should not be kept in hot glove boxes in cars. (See below.)2.Condoms can be used incorrectly in a variety of ways, beginning with using the incorrect condom for STD prevention!... Read more »

Morning after pill for AIDS?

I did a really stupid thing last night and had sex with someone I met at a bar, without a condom. I am a female, and I have never done anything like this before, and have had sex with only two other people in my life! I have no idea what his HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unless you know that your partner had HIV-disease (HIV infection had been confirmed through testing) or had significant risk for infection (sex with men, shares needles, or confirmed exposure to HIV), taking medication (PEP) after your exposure is... Read more »

taking pills late

I just started taking my ARVS 10pm daily for the past month now, but just the other day, i missed taking my pills for 11 mins late after 10pm that is 10.11pm.I want to find out if there is a problem or an after effect with this.My regards,Shune ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Modest changes in timing of dosing is generally not a problem for most HIV regimens-you should be OK with the schedule you detail. I would recommend letting your HIV doctor know how you are doing. KH... Read more »
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Now taking one pill a day!

Posted by MrsDeeDee, 1 Reply
I'm not a newbie here, I just forgot my password and had to create a new account (shame on me)
But I met with my ID Pharm and Now I'm down to the one pill a day called "Stribild" crossing fingers and hoping for no bad side effects!
Thanks Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
having sex wit my bf wen we noticed the condom wasnt there we looked 4 it n ralised it was inside my vagina. we tryed getting it out but couldnt. i feel asleep 4 at least 10 hours it was still in there. then i woke up tred getting it out again n... Read more »

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Flipping!!! Broken Condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Folks, Hope all is well with everyone--

I am flipping out right now. I had sex last night with this man and the condom busted. I am going to planned parenthood to get emergency contraception as I stopped taking the pill a month ago. I cannot... Read more »