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How Safe Are Condoms For Std's

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condoms aren't totally safe (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

I don't really have a queston but rather a statement. i'm a 17 senoir in hight school and have done many essays throughout my high school career. when i was in the 11th grade i did a report on safe sex and the different types of condoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You don't have a "queston," but rather a statement. OK. You're a "senoir" in "hight" school???? Hmmm . . . . Your many essays and 11th grade report on safe sex found that there are "tiny tears in... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Health Officials Urge MSM to Practice Safe Sex, Abstinence After Two Local Men Diagnosed With Rare STD

New York City health officials on Wednesday urged men who have sex with men to practice safe sex or abstinence after two local men were diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease called lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, the Long Island ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD Numbers Escalating for 14- to 24- Year-Olds in Will County, Ill.

February is National Condom Month and, according to Lyyti Dudczyk, program manager of STD/HIV services at the Will County Health Department in Illinois, a good time to address the issue that teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 25 are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Music Festival Fans Hear Safe Sex Message

The proportion of youths and young adults testing for STDs and using condoms is increasing, according to a multi-year survey of music festival attendees in Melbourne. Dr. Margaret Hellard of the Burnet Institute in Melbourne and colleagues surveyed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sweden: New App Lets Swedes Test Sex With Friends, Fantasy Figures

As part of a new safe-sex initiative to encourage condom use, the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) launched an app on Tuesday that allows users to "test sex" with a range of fantasy characters portrayed by Swedish actors.... Read more »
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hiv,condoms,std's...ect

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 with a condom... Read more »

how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

std?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A couple of weeks ago I had protected sex and the condom was larger than usual during penetration it slipped out of her with the condom on but I orgasmed before i put it back in and I noticed the condom was on but the resevoir was hanging low... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been concerned about a possible exposure. I started out having protected sex with a sex worker. When she rolled over the condom came off and she stared to go w/o it... maybe about 1 minute. Then I stopped her and she put another on. We... Read more »