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How Well Do Condoms Work Against Hiv

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Do extra thin condoms work?

I see the extra thin condoms like these http://www.theadulttoyshoppe.com/12828.htm my question is if they are safe to use to prevent STD or should I use the regular thickness condom. I see lots of conflicting info and I want to know your opinion....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tip to catch the baby batter. Just pinch the tip of the condom (not your tallywhacker) as you roll it down.As you unroll it, work out any air bubbles by stroking the shaft in a downward direction. (Yes, you all know how to stroke the shaft, but... Read more »

Condoms work- they have saved me from STDs

hi Dr,I read your forum 2 years ago when I thought I had HIV just because I had sex with escorts.... Read more »

re: My doc says condoms don't work

Dear Dr. Bob,I confronted my MD friend after receiving your reply about the effectiveness of latex... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It Works, but Female Condom Neglected in Anti-AIDS Battle

...Oxfam Ireland joined other AIDS campaigners in calling for efforts to raise the profile of female condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Worldwide in 2008, 2.4 billion male condoms were distributed, compared with 18.2 million female condoms,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Role of Evangelical Pastor in Fight Against HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Work With Sen. Obama

...Thursday examined Rick Warren -- an author and the founding pastor of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. -- and his work in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Warren has invited Sen. Barack Obama (D- Ill.) to participate in a... Read more »
American Association for World Health

What We Can Do: Putting Research to Work to Prevent HIV/AIDS

...attitudes and beliefs not only of individuals but also of communities and whole societies. Behavioral research in the field of HIV/AIDS is based on evidence that strategies addressing behavior and policies effectively reduce the spread of AIDS.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spread of HIV in Indonesia Primarily Fueled by Commercial Sex Work, VOA News Reports

... VOA News on Wednesday examined how the spread of HIV in Indonesia primarily is fueled by commercial sex work. According to VOA News , about seven million to 10 million men annually visit sex workers in the country, many of whom have Read more »
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PARTNER SECRETLY REMOVED CONDOM THEN CONFESSED HIV

Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
...said, "yup, I took it off!" I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he said something to the effect of, "yes, I have HIV and we're both going to die! So, what are you going to do?" Well since that text, I've thought of plenty of... Read more »

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies
...were at 90 and his viral load undetectable. Well, about 3 months ago his doc switched his meds and just last week he had bloodwork done. I've been really nervous waiting on the results that finally came in today. His viral load is still... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize Read more »

condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am not positive, but my lover is and I use the non latex condoms for oral sex. It's a safe way of pleasuring my lover, and I haven't had a complaint yet. I'd like to see flavored ones. Read more »