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How Do Girl Condoms Work?

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Working girl & a broken condom

Hello,I had sex with a working girl is Thailand, my condom broke & I pulled out within 20-30 seconds. My friend advised me to take PEP because Thailand is a high risk country. The hospital was reluctant to proscribe the drugs (saying it was low...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, the medications and dosages are appropriate for nPEP (nonoccupational post-exposure prophylaxis). A full course of treatment is 28 days and the medications should be started ASAP (and no later than 72 hours from the time of your exposure).... 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 »


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

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies that his viral load being undetectable makes it extremely unlikely that he will pass the virus to me ... as long as we use condoms of course. But then I read somewhere online that viral load can change over the course of the day and can be... 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? And what about warts? Can you be protected Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention methods that work but also, the presidents... Read more »