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The Result Of Condom Protecting Against Hiv Infection

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... 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... Read more »

PrEP and re-infection between HIV partners not using condoms

Hi, I am HIV poz and have been taking Truvada and Reyataz for five years now. My partner is also... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel

... Introduction Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including HIV Infection HIV, the Virus That Causes AIDS Other Diseases Transmitted by Genital Secretions, Including Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread HIV during sex, HIV infection in blood or sexual fluids must be transmitted to someone. Sexual fluids come from a man's penis or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

...condoms provide an effective barrier against even the smallest STD pathogens. Epidemiologic studies that compare rates of HIV infection between condom users and nonusers who have HIV-infected sex partners demonstrate that consistent... Read more »
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Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
I'm really scared that I might be HIV positive. I was sleeping with someone that was very promiscuous. We usually had low risk sexual activites, but a couple of times we did things we shouldn't have. The reason I'm worried is because my liver... Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I am also infected by HIV? I went to the hospital to get the confirmation it is... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

Condom Broke Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...Has anyone heard of someone getting infected from a single incident where the condom broke and you were the receptive partner in anal? I know it can happen, but is it something that happens alot? I need some Read more »