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How Effective Are Condoms To Prevent Hiv

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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 and HIV and finds that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

There is "nothing 'highly effective' about condoms when it comes to protecting young people from STDs," Shepherd Smith, president of the Institute for Youth Development , a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group that advocates risk avoidance... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condoms' Effectiveness in Preventing STDs, Including HIV, at Center of Debate on Revising Package Labels

The effectiveness of condoms in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, is at the center of a debate on whether to revise the products' packaging labels to include information about their limits in disease... Read more »
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real effectiveness of condoms/ What is the failure rate of condoms for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Question 1:Is it true the CDC said the failure rate of condoms is 17% for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy? Would the failure rate of condoms for couples attempting to prevent HIV transmission be higher than the failure rate of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When we calculate the failure rate for condoms, we look at the pregnancy rateper year that occurs in couples who use condoms. For latex condoms, thetypical failure rate is about 12%. However, if condoms are used... Read more »

Condoms are inadeguate (CONDOMS VERSUS PrEP FOR HIV PREVENTION, 2010)

Condoms are inadeguate and after decades of experience we should know that very well. They aren't the perfect tool of protection. They occasionally slip, broke and even if not important for a purely medical and preventive point of view they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms are "inadeguate"? Inadeguate???You are correct that condoms are not "the perfect tool of protection." However, they are still the very best tool we have to prevent STDs, including HIV. HIV cannot permeate intact latex.... Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Zeb,Well, I agree condoms may be the most effective HIV-prevention tool we have to date. However, it is far from the only tool or intervention in the prevention armamentarium! Effective HIV prevention is far more complicated than you might... Read more »

Any effective prevention other than condoms, dams, etc?

A friend of mine recently told me that she has sex with a doctor who uses some kind of spray or lotion to prevent HIV transmission. He doesn't use condoms. Is there such a thing? I apologize if this simply repeats the question about...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Presently, there is no spray or lotion that has been proven to provide adequate protection against HIV or any other STD, when used without a condom. Spermicides and other lubricants (including those containing... Read more »
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Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'am currently negative following my last test 2 months ago. Im living a stupid life right now smoking weed, drinking comig home late, have sex with different girls mostly sex workers.. usually i just get a protected blowjob, and sometimes i have... Read more »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if condoms are used properly for gay men in anal sex--how effective do u think they are in preventing hiv and other std's? my friend's doctor told him that they can fail up to 30% of the time but i think she (the doctor) is wong. she is very... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
Condoms: Our most trusted method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS!


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