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Condoms

...been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made...
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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
...femalecondom. I would not stop asking men to use the male latex condom if you wantto have the highest protection possible against HIV and other SexuallyTransmitted Diseases (STD's). But if a man refuses to use a condom withyou, the female... Read more »

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
...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 healthcare workers from... 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
...condom to help my neg. partner feel more natural during sex. Although the directions say it is an excellent preventer of HIV/Aids and other STD's, I heard through non professionals that it is not recommended for male to male intercourse...can you... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a CONFIRMED case of someone using proper protection and still contracting HIV? I know you say that if a condom doesn't break and is used properly then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...explain the scientific facts and let you draw your own conclusions, OK? You ask if there has ever been a "confirmed" case of HIV transmission while properly using a latex condom. The answer would be a qualified "no." I say qualified because there... Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

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

...widely known that it can be used for anal," Gordon discovered of his group participants, who are disproportionately at risk for HIV. New infections among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are roughly twice that of their White and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Free Female Condoms Are New Tool in Washington, D.C.'s Battle Against HIV/AIDS

...behavior. "Anywhere male condoms are available, female condoms will be available," said Shannon Hader, director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration (DCHAA). Male condoms have been distributed across the city for a decade. A 2008 report... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Health Department to Buy 2 Million Female Condoms to Help Curb HIV/AIDS

...make more than two million female condoms available in health clinics and organizations citywide to help curb the spread of HIV, the New York Daily News reports. The city began offering no-cost female condoms -- which are inserted like... Read more »
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condom broke

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...am still worried that I might have infected him My VL is undetectable. I don't know what I would do if he ended up getting HIV from me. Please just tell me to relax and take it in stride. I just needed to worry here, since he isn't It makes me... Read more »

Female To Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the liklyhood for a male to contract HIV from a female from a 1 time exposure. Thanks Read more »

Condom

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

CONDOM Mechanics-REPLY..comments warmly welcomed!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...again from your early posts. I thank you for taking the time to clarify your thinking. I think the most critical thing is that HIV is NOT EASILY transmitted through a condom, as you mentioned. This is a dangerous thing to say. Now we know... Read more »