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Female Condoms To Prevent Hiv

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... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping
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just found out my partner is hiv+

i am a woman in a heterosexual relationship. i have been with the same man for 6 months. we've used a female condom every time we've had sex. i get tested every 3 - 6 months religiously. since day one i have been asking my partner to get an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disclosed his virally enhanced status before you did the horizontal mattress mambo together. However, I'm pleased you used condoms (female condoms) for every bout of lovemaking. The two incidents you described would be considered low risk at... Read more »

Female condom and HIV

I am a sexually active woman. I have started to use the new female condom,and feel confident with it, I have even managed to insert it in my rectum for anal sex. Do you think I canstop asking the men I date to use condoms? I feel pretty safe with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. The female condom is an alternative for women when a man doesn't want to usea male latex condom, or for persons who are allergic to latex. The 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 Read more »

Using condoms

Hi Dr Bob,I really like your forum. By the way my fiancee is positive and I'm negative. We have sex for 3 weeks using condoms and we double it. The condom did not break nor it leak. However I encountered itchiness when we try another brand of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...SHEET 153 Condoms January 10, 2006 What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms?A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

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

...Recently Gordon decided to conduct an informal experiment. Actually, more of an "I wonder what would happen if I placed a bin of female condoms next to the popular male-condom-bucket" experiment. He was surprised. "No one took them," he says. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 when used consistently and correctly, male... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Access to Female Condoms Limited, Expensive in Many Countries, Delegates Say Ahead of Women's HIV Conference

... Many women worldwide cannot access female condoms to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections because they either are unavailable or too expensive, according to delegates who participated Read more »
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HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been tested 4 times (all... Read more »

Condom

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anyone got hiv after use a condom even no break Read more »

my partner is turned-off now that he's positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have problems with their + partner such as is (s)he turned off by sex since finding out status? I don't know whether my husband is afraid to have sex with me now even with a condom or if he's just feeling like sex is what got him... Read more »

Please regulars have a look and give advice.

Posted by Just_Somebody, 3 Replies
...happy inside now, right....she goes on to tell me to relax she never ever does sex with out a condom cause she too is scared of HIV (so she does sex for money???) and that she has been tested regularily, the last one 4 months ago and is clean, ok... Read more »