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Efficiency Of Condoms And Hiv

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Study Finds That Second Generation Female Condoms Are Cost-Efficient, More Pleasurable

It's no secret that since the female condom hit the scene in the U.S., it hasn't gained the same popularity as it has in countries such as Brazil and South Africa. Complaints have ranged from the price -- female condoms are considerably more... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bill Gates Emphasizes Need for Increased Efficiency in HIV Prevention, Treatment Programs

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, "urged governments and health advocates Tuesday to 'get more out of every dollar' in the fight against AIDS, saying the global economic downturn has hit funding for the disease,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Criticized for Not Efficiently Communicating Recommendations on HIV, Contraception to African Women, PlusNews Reports

"HIV organizations, researchers and activists have criticized the WHO and UNAIDS for not clearly communicating [guidelines on HIV and hormonal contraception] to African women, who remain the most affected by the continent's high HIV prevalence... Read more »
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efficiency of tests

Man here who have a busy sex life for past one year (2012-2013) with my girlfreind (partly a CSW). For all that one year we performed protected vaginal/anal sex. First week of March 2013, she tested positive. I am trying to figure out if i am on...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiLet's start with the testing info. The guidelines state to be tested at 90 days post exposure and as long as there we no other exposures during this time the results are conclusive. Your testing history shows that you are HIV free thus far.... Read more »

What is the minimum Crix. blood concentration for lasting efficiency?

Dear Docs,First of all, thank you for your so hard work in anwering all the questions. I have read your forum every week since 1997. Until today I have always found the answer to any question I had in the "read answered questions" list,...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Votre Anglais et tellement mieux que mon Français.These are very, very good questions and I think we are beginning to enter an era where we can actually use drug levels effectively. We are not really there yet, and there are no really... Read more »

efficacy of condoms

dear dr bob. i'm panicking after seeing the percentage of condom efficiency on "CONDOM MYTHSCondoms don't work: Studies show condoms are 80% to 97% effective in preventing HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What I have consistently said is that HIV cannot permeate intact latex (or polyurethane). No way. No how. However, on rare occasions condoms can fail (break). Also, many folks don't use condoms properly. All of these factors affect condom... Read more »

Vaginal fluids from condom on penis and condom slippage

Hello doctors! I have recently had sex with a girl and before having intercourse I fingered her and after I put on a condom like 1-2 minutes later, so the question is if the fluids got inside the condom before I put it on could there be a possible...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,I would not be concerned. HIV needs direct access to your bloodstream in a very timely and efficient manner. This situation did not satisfy either of those requirements. In health,Richard... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »


Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
On 4/5 i slept with my x husband. Although I insisted he wear a condom and he started out with one on, when the deed was done the condom was on the bed and he said, "yup, I took it off!"
I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he said... Read more »

condom broke can cause HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello I had weared the condom but I didn't put in. I was just rubbing my penis with her thyes but unfortuntely the condom broke. But there was no fluid or pre cum was there.
Now I found after 4 weeks that there very very small ulcer (pin head size)... Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »