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History Of Condoms

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Sad history... please help me... not fair...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It happened on October 2004, I had sex with a woman (she knew that maybe she was positive), the condom ripped... for a long while, I found out maybe 10 minutes later, blood involved... Convinced the girl to take a test, on November 2004, negative... Read more »

Does this Study count if a condom was used (help)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Past history of other STDs clearly correlates with HIV incidence. In a study of men who had other STDs and who used sex workers, every man who seroconverted had a genital ulcer of some kind related to the STD. The authors concluded that men with... Read more »

My Case History

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies
I thought posting my case history might be useful to others since I
have done well with the somewhat exotic therapies that I have used
over the years.


I am a 38 year-old male who was... Read more »

clinical history

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have often read, you must take more tests in SOME situations.(24 weeks) What about "clinical history". A lot of people have a clinical history and symptoms after a 13 week-neg. They all must test at 24 weeks??? And what about my situation?- I have... Read more »

History of My Results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex.
Here is my testing history;

ELISA negative at 9 weeks.

ELISA positive at 14 weeks but WB came back negative.

ElISA negative at 36 weeks.

So, according to the below post a few lines down -
I am negative - correct?

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Ask the Experts

hiv after history of protected sex

Hi,I'm freaking out abit.I've always had protected sex buti've read certain posts that some people after testing positive cannot deal with their diagnosis as they've always had protected sex.So even if you have sex with condoms...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe body of research on the effectiveness of latex condoms in preventing sexual transmission of HIV is both comprehensive and conclusive. The ability of latex condoms to prevent transmission of HIV has been scientifically established in... Read more »

History Taking Question

Dr. Frascino,I'm a somewhat regular reader of your forum and think that you do an excellent job. A few years ago I was a worried well and this forum really helped me keep things in perspective. I'm currently a first year medical student...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello First-Year Med.-Stud.,Congratulations on beginning your medical school education! I'm glad your medical school is addressing HIV disease. Unfortunately, they seem to have a highly incompetent physician doling out some of the information!... Read more »

It's in the Archives! Out of date history or ?

Hi Dr.,I found this in the archives that mirrors my current concern. Is this answer still correct or is their new scientific data and/or opinion that you would like to add?Thank you.Oral sex: Precum concern?May 20, 2007 Dear Doc, Yes, another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, the answer is still accurate. I'll also repost below some more recent information about oral sex and the risk of acquiring HIV.Dr. BobSex with someone who is HIV+ (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2011)Mar 11, 2011Hi, I have recently been... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,please post this message for all the worriers (like me) who believe that after protected sex they somehow caught HIV and bug you with all sorts of questions on symptoms etc.I gave a female sex worker protected oral sex ( and received...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for taking the time to share your story! Im hopeful that others will recognize they too can wake up from their own self-induced nightmares -- and WOO-HOO!The Euros havent arrived yet. Perhaps the Pony Express is a bit slow this week.... Read more »

Harvard Chronicles the Early Days of AIDS Activism With Help From the ACT UP Oral History Project

Since 2001, the ACT UP Oral History Project has been conducting interviews with surviving members of ACT UP/New York. By sharing the stories of early AIDS activism, the project, started by playwright and former ACT UP member Sarah Schulman and... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Taking Sexual Histories: The Whys and Hows

It is important to tread carefully when taking a sexual history, not only because the answers are important but also because your client or patient will want to know why you need all that personal information. Since people can be uncomfortable when... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Correlates of HIV Testing History Among Urban Youth Recruited Through Venue-Based Testing in 15 U.S. Cities

Adolescents and young adults are disproportionately represented among both those living with HIV and individuals who are infected but do not know it. The team undertook the current study to determine factors associated with a history of HIV testing... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look Back at the History of AIDS in the U.S.

In the summer of 1981, an immunologist from Los Angeles and a dermatologist from New York reported some unusual findings in the Centers for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Their articles, published a month apart, hinted at... Read more »