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How Do Condoms Work

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Do extra thin condoms work?

I see the extra thin condoms like these my question is if they are safe to use to prevent STD or should I use the regular thickness condom. I see lots of conflicting info and I want to know your opinion....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Ultra-thin condoms are indeed safe and effective in preventing HIV as well as unwanted pregnancies. I recently wrote a blog for this site titled Read more »


Hey there Dr Bob,I am writing to this forum to tell all those people from ABSTINENCE ONLY... Read more »

Condoms work- they have saved me from STDs

hi Dr,I read your forum 2 years ago when I thought I had HIV just because I had sex with escorts.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nepal Village Women Mail Condoms for Husbands Working Abroad

...addition to writing their husbands working overseas and asking them not to have sex with other women, the wives are also mailing condoms to the men in case they do have sex. Social workers have been counseling women in the remote community about... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It Works, but Female Condom Neglected in Anti-AIDS Battle

...Conference in Vienna. The CEO of Oxfam Ireland joined other AIDS campaigners in calling for efforts to raise the profile of female condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Worldwide in 2008, 2.4 billion male condoms were distributed, compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Profiles Work of South African Catholic Bishop Who Promotes Condom Use

... The Chicago Tribune on Friday profiled South African Bishop Kevin Dowling, who believes that condoms "are a key to saving lives," even though the Catholic Church bans the use of contraceptives. Dowling works in a poor area of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths Read more »
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do condom really work ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
people are getting infected and they say they had no exposure to a person with HIV maybe they got it from Kissing or even sex with a condom ? or sitting in the hot tub or bathroom shower in a health club floor. Since these people are getting... Read more »

Another HIV from condom question

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply out with this- about my risk, and also about my fears? My latest sexual activities have involved protected sex with sex workers. (Sex workers in Asia see at least 5 men a day). At one time, after sex, I had used a tissue to wipe the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...What are the chances of contracting HIV from intercourse with an infected partner if you are protected and the condom works fine? Read more »

For those worried about "Protected Sex"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...basis and U have had protected sex with a prostitute (female or male), vaginal or anal, please please please be confident that CONDOMS do work. Do U think that the concept of magnetic couples would exist? I mean, I understand your fears and I... Read more »