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Does Latex Prevent Hiv

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Latex vs. non-latex comdoms

In most of your answers about safe sex you refer to the proper use of "latex" condoms". What if your partner is allergic to latex. Do the non-latex brands offer a lesser degree of protection than the latex brand of condoms?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For latex-allergic folks, I recommend polyurethane condoms. They work very well, and like latex, are impermeable to HIV and other infectious agents (STD's). There is some evidence that latex may be a bit more durable (strong), but this... 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 »

can the HIV virus pass through the pores of a latex condom?

Hi, I heard that the HIV virus is so small that it can possibly pass through the pores of a latex... Read more »
Articles
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FDA on Thursday published a draft guidance document for latex condom manufacturers and opened a 90-day public comment period on the regulations, including a proposal to require labels to state that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 »

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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HIV Prevention Job Oppotunities In LA

Posted by Anonymous
Entry level HIV Prevention job opportunities in Los Angeles. Seeking energetic individuals for outreach workers and prevention case managers.

Please visit www.thewallasmemorias.org

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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »