How Long Can Sperm Live In Condoms

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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
...they may decrease the risk but they do NOT take that risk away. there are tiny tears in condoms that are not big enough for sperm to pass but, viruses can. i think you should better infor people on this subject and help me help people understand... Read more »

Congratulations !! You are a minority now ... (CONDOM EFFICACY 2009)

Hi Doc, Probably my last query was a bit long. I will cut it short now (Not too short). I had... Read more »

efficacy of condoms

dear dr bob. i'm panicking after seeing the percentage of condom efficiency on... 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 »
The Body

Our School System Fails Where Lives Are at Stake

...Sorentino of MTV's Jersey Shore that when they have sex in the hot tub they do not use a condom, because "hot water kills all the sperm." Members of the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition encounter this type of nonsense constantly as they... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...viral load to transmit HIV. However, it still makes sense to take extra steps such as using a condom (see Fact Sheet 153 .) Condoms are very effective at preventing the spread of HIV. They must be used correctly, every time you have sex. If you... Read more »
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Pregnancy and HIV

...mother's blood. An HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his wife and to their child. To reduce this risk, some couples have used sperm washing and artificial insemination. How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? What if the father is... Read more »
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