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Ear Infection After Vaginal Sex With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Bottom Line When used correctly, condoms are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV during sexual activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male condoms are used on...
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Ear Ache, (possibly) swollen lymph nodes, and PEP

I was recently exposed to HIV through insertive anal sex (I was the top) without a condom--the exact date was February 22, 2010. My boyfriend had neglected to inform me that he had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone from the internet a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(ARS) to appear.Dr. Bobcondom broke during the act Jan 20, 2007First, Thank you so much for this forum.about 4 days ago i had vaginal sex with a woman who i later discovered to be very high risk. the condom broke during our act and it was less... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the best teacher.Correct Use of CondomsCondoms Worn by Men1.Always use a new latex or polyurethane condom each time you have vaginal or anal sex. (Condoms are also recommended for oral sex with a partner who is known to be, or is suspected to be,... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a CONFIRMED case of someone using proper protection and still contracting HIV? I know you say that if a condom doesn't break and is used properly then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...preventing these diseases are critical. The proper and consistent use of latex condoms when engaging in sexual intercourse--vaginal, anal, or oral--can greatly reduce a person's risk of acquiring or transmitting STDs, including HIV infection. In... Read more »

Distress Sailor needs immediate help.

Dear Doctor,I am a sailor & presently sailing on board a container vessel.I has a sexual encounter wih a sex worker about 8 weeks back. The sex worker only gave me hand job, first with the condom on and then after some time, she removed the condom....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Distressed Sailor Samuel,1.Nope. Hand jobs do not pose a risk for HIV transmission.2.Nope. An ear infection is a sign of an ear infection not HIV!3.Nope.4.Nope.Samuel, I realize Internet access may be somewhat limited at sea, but when Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...risky activities: Penetrative Sex (Sex in Anus or Vagina) Penetrative sex is considered the highest-risk activity. For both vaginal and anal sex, use latex condoms and water- or silicone-based lubricant (lube) to prevent the condom from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... Read more »
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Oral Sex Scare

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...area. I've also had very vague headaches. During this period my doctor's nurse practitioner put me on Amoxicillian for an ear infection. When I still didn't feel well my doc changed me to Doxcylcin. The sad part is I'm in a great relationship... Read more »

Oral sex and condom issue!

Posted by gbv22, 1 Reply
...a condom correctly except it was not completely to the base 9maybe 1-2cm away. We had sex and afterwards I noticed a lot of vaginal secretions at the base of my penis. They did not appear to have gotten inside the condom. 2 days later I awoke... Read more »

10 months of no answer symptoms described

Posted by Difficult, 4 Replies
...Everything else was normal besides carbon dioxide level which was elevated. Well at about day 24 after exposure, I developed this ear infection that was unbearable. It brought pain down my jaw and enlarged my neck lymph nodes. It lasted for 2 and... Read more »

Pain in ears in the hood!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have pain behind or in my ears. Mostly on my right ear but at times tightness in my left ear. i had a 1 time vaginal exposure and used a condom. I don't think it ripped. Already took an elisa after 4 1/2- 5 months and came back negative.. Could Read more »