Hiv Cases With Condom Use

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HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm a female who has recently become involved in a sexual relationship with a new boyfriend. He told me he doesn't have any STD's, but I have always been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other is not, i.e., "discordant couples." In a study of discordant couples in Europe, among 123 couples who reported consistent condom use, none of the uninfected partners became infected. In contrast, among the 122 couples who used condoms... Read more »

Have you ever seen a case?

Dear Dr. Bob, Here is a short question for you. Have you ever heard or seen a case of hiv being... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Illinois House Committee Votes Against Bill Allowing Condoms in Prisons; Increasing HIV Cases in Prisons Fueling Condom-Distribution Measures

...population; however, because sex is not allowed in prison, it is "almost impossible" to obtain condoms. The large number of HIVcases in prisons is fueling a campaign among some lawmakers and public health advocates to distribute condoms in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pope Says Condoms Are Justified in Some Cases to Prevent HIV Infection

...harshly criticized for its position" (11/20). "The comments appeared to be a departure, given that the pope spoke out against condom use as recently as March 2009 during a trip to Africa, when he said that the use of condoms could actually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Calls for Condom Use in L.A. County Adult Film Industry; County Response to HIV Cases Questioned

...have tested positive for HIV since 2004, the Los Angeles Times reports. The group also criticized the county's response to cases of HIV in the adult industry. Michael Weinstein, president of AHF, said, "L.A. County public health officials... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Lack of Education, Low Condom Use in Japan Contributing to Increasing Number of HIV Cases

...could reach 50,000 by 2010. The country established one of the world's top HIV/AIDS treatment programs and promoted widespread condom use in the 1990s when a contaminated blood scandal caused about 2,000 people, mostly hemophiliacs, to contract... Read more »
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Condom Breaks

Posted by innocent2008
...Please i wanna ask a question..because this case happens to many people when we're doing sex with a partner and condom breaks while we're in action...Does this present a great Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...past a few times or so by some method. Is this a risk that you should take? I'm just wondering if there are any documented cases of people contracting HIV while using a condom? Read more »


Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? Read more »

Anyone caught hiv from expired condom?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My question is one i havent seen - I used expired condoms. With a guy that likes to party. I also gave oral sex and no ejaculation in the mouth. Im scared to test. After incident i had severe joint pain. No sickness, did have weakness and trouble... Read more »