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Female Condoms To Prevent Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AmfAR Issue Brief Analyzes Effectiveness of Male, Female Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission

"The Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission ," American Foundation for AIDS Research : The foundation's January issue brief analyzes the effectiveness of male and female condoms in preventing the transmission and HIV and finds that... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

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

"Miss Thing." "Girl." "My ass." "Have you ever?" They're all typical starters to midweek discussion groups made up of the mostly African American and Latino gay and bisexual men served by New York City's Ali Forney Center , which provides services... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica to Launch New Female Condom as Part of HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts

Jamaica's National Family Planning Board in the next few weeks plans to launch a new female condom in an effort to provide women with increased control over HIV/AIDS prevention methods, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. According to the Gleaner ,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Condom Broke: HIV+ Male & HIV- Female

Three weeks ago my friend (female) had sex with an HIV+ guy and the condom broke. What are the chances she was infected? I heard they have treatments for people who have been exposed to HIV. Is there any thing she can do? Should she take any drugs...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi,Thank you for your question. Currently, prophylactic treatment (treatments to prevent a person from becoming infected after a KNOWN exposure to HIV) is only recommended for significant occupational exposures (for example, blood exposures to... Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Zeb,Well, I agree condoms may be the most effective HIV-prevention tool we have to date. However, it is far from the only tool or intervention in the prevention armamentarium! Effective HIV prevention is far more complicated than you might... Read more »

female condoms

Hi Dr Bob, I was just reading a question from July 23rd from an HIV+ lady who couldn't use condoms with her boyfriend because he couldn't keep it up. I had a similar problem with a boyfriend and found that the female condom (marketed as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for the tip! I'll post this response in the Safe Sex/HIV Prevention Forum as well.For those readers unfamiliar with female condoms, they are made of two flexible polyurethane rings and a loose-fitting polyurethane sheath. They are... Read more »

Femal Condoms

Are female condoms as safe and effective in preventing HIV as traditional male condoms? The ones I have seen are the "FC" female condoms and are made of polyurethane....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Female condoms are made of polyurethane. HIV cannot permeate intact polyurethane. No way. No how. Consequently, if the female (or male) condom is used properly and doesn't fail, the HIV-transmission risk would be essentially nonexistent.... Read more »
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Scared Female....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I feel like I may have contracted AIDS from my boyfriend. I have never thought about AIDS until now. I am 39 and a single mother. I have been feeling funny for about 6 days now. Weird headache. yesterday, I just started to sweat while... Read more »

is there any couple (male and female) HIV+

Posted by Unlucky2, 1 Reply
i wouold like to find a couple that is HIV positive and both partners are Positiive i would like to know about your experience cause i need advise... my girlfriend might have HIV cause i a HIV+ and i dont know how to tell her Read more »

IF YOU ARE A HIV POS FEMALE, PLEASE TAKE MY SURVEY

Posted by sarora
To Whom It May Concern,

If your a HIV positive female, I would appreciate your assistance with this research project on completing my survey investigating sexually transmitted diseases, condom usage, drug use, and pregnancy plans. I am an... Read more »

IF YOU ARE A HIV POS FEMALE, PLEASE TAKE MY SURVEY

Posted by sarora
To Whom It May Concern,

If your a HIV positive female, I would appreciate your assistance with this research project on completing my survey investigating sexually transmitted diseases, condom usage, drug use, and pregnancy plans. I am an... Read more »