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Risk Of Touching Used Condom

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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...HIV during sexual activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male condoms are used on the penis. Female condoms can be used in the vagina or rectum. For more information,...
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High Risk? Condom broke..

Dr. Frascino,I'm a first year university student. For the first time, I tried anal sex today. I knew anal sex is a very high risk for the transmission of HIV, so we used a condom. The guy wore a condom and put his penis into my anus, but for some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would agree with your doctor. Your HIV-acquisition risk would be extremely remote. If you are still in touch with your top gun, you could ask him to get a rapid HIV test. Results are Read more »

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
...squeeze it a little bit to look for any leak, which wasnt any, then into the garbage bowl. Is this a proper use? 2. is there any risk of hiv acquisition for touching the exterior side of the condom and manipulated it whit my hands? 3. Am I... 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 catching it? I saw some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needlestick injuries to health care workers. In that study the prompt initiation of AZT was associated with an 81% decrease in the risk of acquiring HIV. In the nonoccupational arena we have data from observational studies and registries.... Read more »

Chihuahua guy again (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2008)

Protected" sex is indeed protected, if the latex condom was used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate intact latex (or polyurethane). No way. No how.This is the answer that you gave me, but can you clarify this:1.- What is the proper use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
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Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part Two

... CCCC #1: Condoms break. Many folks writing in about HIV-transmission risk often tell me their condom broke, when in reality they actually never used one. It is just less guilt inducing to report their risk Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
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Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

...condoms. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that many people who work with Catholic relief agencies distribute condoms to those at risk of infection. Pope Benedict's words -- and the Vatican's hard line against homosexuality -- further harm... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...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 remember... Read more »

Level of risk...ugh

Posted by funguynphx, 1 Reply
...I am more worried about the small cut that I recieved on my thumb much earlier in the day. It's not very deep, and I didn't touch his penis much with this hand, but I am still am still a little worried about exposure. Does this warrant PEP... Read more »

What are the chances?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...vaginal secretion. I know that I touched my penis with those fingers while putting the condom on. Should I be worried? What's the risk in this situation? Thank you very much for your help. Read more »

touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...doubt you are the current authority on the subject also I have never seen a report that says women menstruating is a higher risk then anal sex. As far as not sharing hygenic devices or sex toys it is because you don't always know the last time... Read more »