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Touching Used Condom And HIV Transmission Risk

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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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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
...or she would have PEP meds swallowed faster than Bush can write " I souport publik edekasion" 3. That depends on your level of risk. For instance, some magnetic couples don't use condoms for oral sex, some may not use condoms "properly" each and... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV (CONDOMS) (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hello Dr. Bob. How are you doing? I was just wondering about something. Has there ever been a CONFIRMED case of someone using proper protection and still contracting HIV? I know you say that if a condom doesn't break and is used properly then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or she would have PEP meds swallowed faster than Bush can write " I souport publik edekasion" 3. That depends on your level of risk. For instance, some magnetic couples don't use condoms for oral sex, some may not use condoms "properly" each and... Read more »

PEP Treatment HELP? (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009) (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2009)

Hi there, I found your contact details online and your help would be very much appreciated as I am currently in a panic mode! Here it goes: 1. I had anal sex (me top HIV neg) with a partner (bottom HIV pos with viral load 20k 26k copies)...
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 »

?Why not polyurethane (POLYURETHANE CONDOMS) (PROPER CONDOM USE)

HelloHope you are wellIn most of answers, you use 'if latex condom was used and did not break..'.What about polyurethane and condoms made from other synthetic materials, as CDC states that they are equally effective in preventing spread of HIV....
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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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 »
ACRIA and GMHC

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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... 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 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 »

risk revelance

Posted by Anonymous
...Sexual Practices and Associated Risk of HIV Transmission Safer sex: extremely low- or no-risk practices Self-masturbation Touching, massaging, hugging, caressing Read more »

How at risk am I???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about one thing. Before we had sex, I fingered her for several minutes. I am aware that fingering is considered fairly low risk. My question is this, before we had sex, I stopped fingering her, then grabbed the condom, and put it on. I... Read more »