How Safe Is A Condom Against Hiv

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Ask the Experts


Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a CONFIRMED case of someone using proper protection and still contracting HIV? I know you say that if a condom doesn't break and is used properly then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...explain the scientific facts and let you draw your own conclusions, OK? You ask if there has ever been a "confirmed" case of HIV transmission while properly using a latex condom. The answer would be a qualified "no." I say qualified because there... 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... Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Respond to Pope's Statement on Condoms, HIV/AIDS

...opinion pieces responding to Pope Benedict XVI's recent statement that condom distribution will not curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Summaries appear below. Editorials Seattle Times : "The Catholic Church's opposition to birth... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Female Condoms Prevent HIV, So Why Aren't They Marketed to Gay and Bi Men?

...widely known that it can be used for anal," Gordon discovered of his group participants, who are disproportionately at risk for HIV. New infections among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are roughly twice that of their White and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Using Latex Diaphragm With Condoms Had Same HIV Incidence as Those Who Only Used Condoms, Study Says

...control, an accompanying Lancet opinion piece said ( Wall Street Journal , 7/13). Nick Hellmann, interim director of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis at the Gates Foundation, said although the results of the study are disappointing, they are simply... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican to Publish Document on Condom Use to Prevent HIV/AIDS, Official Says; Retired Cardinal Calls Condom Use "Lesser Evil"

...asked the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care and other scientists and theologians to study condom use as a means of HIV prevention, and the Vatican will release a document on the subject soon, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, head of... Read more »