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How Safe Is Protected Sex

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how safe is protective sex

dr.bob I had sex with a sex worker at a house in spain. I used two rubber during sex and one during oral sex is there a worry about transmitting hiv. The rubber stay in tack the entire time a little worried please response thanks.ps will get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV cannot pass through a properly used latex condom. It really is just as simple as that. If you want to get an HIV test, wait for 3 months following any potential exposure. However, from what you told me, testing is not necessary, as there... Read more »

Allergic to Latex condoms and Protected Oral Sex (LATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEX)

Doctor, i had protected insertive oral sex with a CSW two weeks ago for 10-15 minutes. I have a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Sex on TV: Some Teen Shows Neglect Protection -- POZ, January/February Issue

The January/February issue of POZ magazine ranks several television shows aimed at young audiences on whether their storylines involve preventing STDs or unwanted pregnancy. On a scale of one to 10 condoms (one being the lowest), "Glee" got the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Safe Sex Drive Goes Undercover

Wigan Council in Greater Manchester has devised a safe-sex campaign featuring a poster of various pairs of underwear -- supposedly belonging to people with genital warts, syphilis and herpes -- with the slogan "You can't tell by looking who's been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan: Online Novel Teaches Young Brazilians Safe Sex

Communicating safe sex messages to young Brazilians living in Japan is the goal of a new project by the Tokyo-based nonprofit Assistance Service for Brazilians in Japan (ASBJ). In May, ASBJ began posting online a Portuguese translation of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Sexy Ads Promote Safe-Sex Behavior

The "Take Care Down There" campaign in Columbus is using unabashedly sexy ads to promote safe sex for young gay men. Billboards depict fit, shirtless guys with arrows pointing beneath their waistlines. Columbus Public Health (CPH) Prevention... Read more »
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Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »

protected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How might one become infected through protected sex? Read more »

protected sex with bleeding and using oil based lubricant

Posted by moe35, 1 Reply
Hi, I had protected sex with a sex worker who I noticed bled a little bit which was not noticeable until we finished. She was using an oil based lubricant. I was using an extra safe condom (thicker) and well known brand. Fearing the worst, I tested... 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... Read more »