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How Well Am I Protected From Hiv If I Use A Condom

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protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was in my car for 2 months. It has been exposed to heat over 100F. However it did not break while I received the oral sex. Does the exposure to heat any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your condom was in the car for two months? Wow, that's quite a dry spell, dude. Do you happen to resemble Dick Cheney or something like that?Your worries are unwarranted. Heat can denature latex, making it more likely to break. Luckily your... Read more »

Protected (condom) sex with many women - chances of HIV+

I have had protected sex with many women including prostitutes whose HIV status I do not know. All... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand to Launch Condom Campaign, Implement Legal Protection for Women Whose Partners Refuse to Use Condoms

Thai Public Health Minister Mongkol Na Songkhla recently at Thailand's 11th annual national seminar on HIV/AIDS said he is concerned about the increasing number of HIV cases in the country, especially among married couples, the Bangkok Post ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

Consistent condom use is an "important" tool in preventing genital herpes, according to Dr. Emily T. Martin of Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of Washington-Seattle. Though condoms' effectiveness in stopping the spread of... Read more »
Visual AIDS

"Condoms Are Supposed to Protect Us, Not Turn Us Into Criminals"

Image from the film: Advocating in Albany, (No Condoms as Evidence), The Red Umbrella Project For three years Visual AIDS has been distributing PLAY SMART. In little plastic bags we include two condoms, lube, and artist commissioned trading... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ghana Changing Its Tune on Condoms; AIDS-Prevention Jingle Inspires More to Use Protection

Sarah Koomson, a 19-year-old in Ghana, says she is not ashamed or afraid to ask her boyfriend to use condoms. "I talked with him, and we discussed about what has happened now, in this world. So he uses it," she said matter-of-factly. Sarah has heard... Read more »
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Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

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 »

Oral protected sex with uknown condom status

Posted by sinso, 1 Reply
i wrote you people a moths ago and you told me that mi risk was very low considered in oral sex.
Well, i almost die in anxiety waiting for my 13 weeks final test.
The test was negative, Thumbs Ups. wohoooooooooo
But im a stupid person and i put my... Read more »

used protection......but i have symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Okay so I used a condom but had heavy sex with a woman for about an hour.....only vaginal intercourse.....and heavy kissing. The condom slipped up my shaft a couple of times but never came off. At first I wasn't worried. It is the 3 week mark... Read more »