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Odds Of Infection Touching Used Condom

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Condoms

...apart. Use unlubricated condoms for oral sex (most lubricants taste awful). Do not throw condoms into a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. Direct genital contact can transmit some diseases. The liquid that comes out of the penis before...
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People keep asking question about condoms, well let's put it straigth and see !! Quotes from CDC brochures will explain it all (CONDOM EFFICACY, 2009)

Below are quotes from CDC brochures: There have been recent reports of naturally occurring holes in latex that are big enough for HIV to pass through. Why does CDC still recommend condoms to prevent HIV infection? The reports of holes in latex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for as much information as I can find and process. I understand people's fears, but somehow I grow tired of the "5 years ago I touched a handkerchief that a prostitute had used to wipe her butt, I washed my hands with bleach 432 times after that... Read more »

Condom Permeability (CONDOMS)

Some recent questions posted in the forum are really intresting and I would like the discussion to go a little further since it is a really important matter.As you were questioned about the efficacy of condoms by an AIDS activist and recently...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condoms into a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration.... Read more »

questions about condoms (CONDOMS)

Ok 2 quick question, 1- Are condoms intergrity jeopardized when the condom is stored in extreme weather, such as extremely hot or extremely cold tempatures? I have kept mine in the glove box of my car and i just wonder if the extreme heat in there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...examples below. Please note we no longer recomend the use of nonoxyno-9!!! Just follow these guidelines and you'll be fine. Touching the outside of a condom while removing it and then touching your penis or foreskin would not constitute a... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the net about, the fact that the holes in the latex condom, are about 100 times bigger than an HIV particle, so the virus could pass the intact condom. I think, ( and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for as much information as I can find and process. I understand people's fears, but somehow I grow tired of the "5 years ago I touched a handkerchief that a prostitute had used to wipe her butt, I washed my hands with bleach 432 times after that... Read more »
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Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part One

...lives are prematurely snuffed out each year by a disease that, although 100% fatal, is also 100% preventable. Want to get in touch with Dr. Bob? You can reach him through his "Ask the Experts" forum , by sending a message to the Robert James... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
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Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

...and very serious that this Pope is forbidding people from protecting themselves." He also suggested that the Pope was "out of touch with reality." The Spanish health ministry took it a step further. Beyond issuing a statement that characterized... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...the sex activity. Is there by any chance her vaginal fluid or semens(from external layer of condom) got into her own hand and touched top of the penis? 3rd: What are the risks of infection if condom breaks during intercouse with sex workers. Any... Read more »

touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...although there are no documented cases of transmission like this it is a theoretical possibilty. And finally even if you did touch yourself after you touched a condom that may or may not have been in contact with someone who may or may not have... Read more »

Married Guy in NYC infected when condom ripped....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...So I just got the news that I am POZ, and I am in the process of breaking it to my wife. The guy was named B_______ and the condom ripped. He said it had never happened to him before, but I recently came across another guy who had a similar... Read more »

INFECTED RESULTS..PLEASE READ

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that I have read every single post of his and I cannot for the life of me figure out how he was infected. He says he used a condom, assuming it did not break etc, then that is 99.9% safe. Then their is the issue of the shaved area..well, that... Read more »