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History Of Condoms

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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This plan is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history. The total funds under PEPFAR total over $50 billion. PEPFAR funds are helping more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. More information on participating countries can be found at...
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I had an incident where I could have possibly been exposed to HIV. I say that because I do not know that persons sexual history. The condom came off while having sex, but I do not know how long we were exposed before I noticed it. This happened 12...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative EIA at 12 months is definitive and conclusive. There is not need for additional HIV testing. HIV is not your problem. No way, no how.Dr. Bob 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 and today...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...such misinformation is in drastic need of a remedial course in HIV/AIDS basics and common sense. You then ask how to take a medical history in order to give specific advice. The key rule here is to ask questions in a way that is non-judgmental.... Read more »

protected sex with chafing at base of penis

I recently had protected sex with a girl of unknown HIV history. I used a condom (polyurethane) and lubricant. However, I had a small (dime sized) chafed area at the base of my penis (so i could see it when i looked down), right at the area where...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
No, it does not pose a significant risk for transmission. It's difficult to say whether or not the chafing put you at any increased risk for infection, though it is unlikely that it did. The important thing is that you used a condom, and people... Read more »

Dr. Use Comdoms, bother getting tested?

Hey Dr!It is Conan again. :) Hope you received my check for the concert. I would have loved to have been there. How was the event? I promise that one of these years, I will take off of work and fly out to attend. I bet it was great!I have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Conan,Concerted Effort 2005 was a concerted success. I hope to have some photos from the event up on the Foundation's Web site ( ) soon. Thank-you letters for donations are "speeding" their way via snail mail to our... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Failure Among Men Receiving Sexually Transmissible Infection Clinic Services, Cape Town, South Africa, completed computer-assisted interviews and STD clinic chart abstraction during an observation period of one year. A history of condom failure was reported by one man in three. "Condom failure was associated with sexual exchange, alcohol... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Taking Sexual Histories: The Whys and Hows

...visits, and preventive health visits, not only at STD or HIV testing sites. A sexual history may be obtained during the general medical history or during the taking of personal and social history. The Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: A National Survey of Clinic Sexual Histories for Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV Screening

... Noting that optimal elements of a sexual history for sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV risk assessment remain undefined, the authors designed the current study with Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns of Sexual Behavior of Male Patients Before Testing HIV-Positive in a Cambodian Hospital, Phnom Penh

...but only 24 percent reported using a condom with multiple partners. Married men were less likely than single men to report a history of condom use with sex workers (P=0.008). Reports of always using a condom with a sex worker did not differ... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
November 11, 2004 Abbott Oraquik (two weeks after very high risk exposure), negative. 1st week Feb, 2005 Abbott Determine HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January... Read more »

my history..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
am back again, want to write abit abt me and how i possibly got not even sure where to start but i last went for a test in july 2004, and that was negative.since then i haven't had unprotected sex, except with my ex boyfriend, who i was... Read more »