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Uses Of Condom

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older Couples "Use Condoms Less"

A new probability survey of 11,161 UK men and women from 1999 to 2001 reveals declining condom use with age, even for new sex partners. In the United Kingdom, the number of new STD diagnoses rose 6 percent from 2006 to 2007, and earlier this year a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Officials Express Concern About Commercial Sex Workers Who Re-Use Female Condoms

Officials and HIV/AIDS advocates in Uganda during a recent meeting expressed concern about commercial sex workers in the country's capital of Kampala who re-use female condoms to protect themselves from contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Needs Spokesperson to Promote Condom Use, Safer-Sex Practices to Prevent HIV/AIDS, NACO Official Says

India needs an effective spokesperson to promote condom use and safer-sex practices to prevent HIV transmission, National AIDS Control Organization Director-General Sujatha Rao recently said, the AP/ International Herald Tribune reports.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

pls help me--used condom with nonoxyl 9 (NONOXYNOL-9)

hi dr bobgreat health and thanks for being for all of us here.had protected vaginal sex with a girl of unknown status and condom remained cuts and bruises on the the risk remains non exsistent.(thats what you tell all of us).but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Martin,Relax! All is well including you. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break, your HIV-transmission risk would be essentially nonexistent, whether or not the condom had nonoxynol-9 or not. The problem with... Read more »

Can two condoms be safe (DOUBLE BAGGING) (USING TWO CONDOMS)

An HIV + male had on two condoms, we had vaginal intercourse (i was on top)...not for very long soon as i got off of him (condoms still on), I saw him ejaculate into the condom. i did not see anything leaking out...everything seemed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV risk would be nonexistent if the latex condom did not fail. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. That said, I do not recommend "double bagging." See below.Dr. BobDouble condoms to prevent HIVAug 29, 2005 Dear... Read more »

Advice for serodiscordent couple (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010) (PROPER CONDOM TECHNIQUE, 2010)

Dear Dr. Frascino,About two weeks ago, my boyfriend (negative, insertive partner) and I (undetectable viral load, Atripla, CD4 740, receptive partner) were having sex and the condom broke. He immediately pulled out and that day he started PEP with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1 I would suggest he complete the 13 days (28 days total) and then stop. The Truvada he had on board would act as "PrEP" (pre-exposure prophylaxis).2. Very low.3. Review proper condom technique (see below). Remember, "lubrication... 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
Hi,Your condom was in the car for two months? Wow, that's quite a dry spell, dude. Do you happen to resemble Dick Cheney or something like that?Your worries are unwarranted. Heat can denature latex, making it more likely to break. Luckily your... Read more »
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condom use: which is safer?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if a positive person (insertive) is having sex with a negative person (receptive), and they have sex for a long time like 15 minutes or more, which is safer?

1. to keep the condom on until ejaculation, no matter how long it is taking

2. to remove the... Read more »

Positive through condom use?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all, my prayers are with everyone here who has tested positive. Stay strong. But i am curious if anyone has tested positive in sexual acts with the usage of a condom? Read more »

Condom used...sort of. HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have no self control. Im a glutten for punishment I think!

I've recently started seeing my ex boyfriend again. We've only had sex 2 times. One was the end of Feb. (totally unprotected.) And the other time was last night. (protected....sort of)

I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has any one heard of a person contracting HIV after they used a condom, while performing intercourse with a possibly HIV infected person?

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