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Risk Of HIV Infection With Use Of Condom

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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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risk of infection with condoms

what are the chances of a positive male infecting a negative female during intercourse with a condom every time?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
When a condom is used consistently, the risk of infection is very low. Studies have repeatedly shown that consistent and CORRECT condom use prevents the transmission of HIV within mixed status couples, in most cases. Nobody can tell you that it is... Read more »

Very low risk of infection when not using condoms

I have long believed that the HIV threat to hetero-sexual, non drug-using men is hyped-up by a moral-crusading media. Consequently, I have put myself at risk to test my theory. Over the last 20 years, I have had unprotected sex with over 3000...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tony,You "believed" that the risk of heterosexual HIV transmission is hyped up, so you put yourself at risk by having unprotected sex with 3,000 working prostitutes in 30 HIV-hotspot countries?!?!? It's always so heartwarming to... Read more »

Risk of infection after removing condom and then ejaculating

I had protected vaginal intercourse with a partner of unknown status. Close to ejaculating, I pulled out, removed the condom and masturbated to ejaculation on my partners abdomen. She also aided in masturbation at this point. I'm concerned...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThere is no risk in the exposure you describe. I would relate it most to receiving a hand job and there is no evidence that that is an activity that puts someone at risk for HIV. Take care,DR W... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
Few days ago, I had protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection
1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl
2nd: I still... Read more »

Condoms, chance of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello. i have slept with 2 women in the past year. I used condoms every time and didn't have a breakage or slip ever. No oral. What is my risk level? thanks a million can you get it from taking the condom off?

Robb Read more »

Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
Morning all from across the pond.... wondered if anyone could help a worried Brit who has made the mistake of visiting too many websites for information and ended up focusing on the worst case scenarios!

This site appears to be extremely "level... Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,

I am really worried about stuff.

A few months ago I had sex with a prostitute (I used a condom) and about thirty days later I had some symptoms.

These were profuse runny nose, sore throat, phlegmy cough and fatigue. I also had a mouth ulcer.

Most of... Read more »