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Using Soap As A Lubricant With Condoms And Hiv Risk

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...When used properly, latex products offer the best possible barrier against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases . Lubricant Use of lubricants can make sexual penetration more comfortable and may also help reduce the risk of condom breakage during sex. With latex condoms, however, be sure to use a water-based lubricant. Do not use baby oil or other oil-based lubricants. These may cause the condom to be ineffective. In addition,...
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?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 »

Lubrication (lube): What kind should I use during sex?

What kind of lube can I use when having sex? a friend say that it's possible to use soap or toothpaste to lubricate condom. Can you?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. People will use almost anything as a lubricant when having sex......Crisco, butter, hand lotion, K-Y, Wet, Astroglide, water, spit/saliva, shampoo, soap, mineral oil, whipped Read more »

anal sex?

is anal sex safe for male's and female's?what problem's may it produce?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...lubricant, preferably without nonoxyonl-9, a spermicide that may cause irritation to mucous membranes and possibly increases the risk of HIV transmission. You cannot have too much lubricant, as the anus and rectum do not have the natural... Read more »

Risk of Exposure

Hello Dr. Kull,Is it possible to be infected with HIV if a very small amount of vaginal fluid makes contact with the head of the penis.This happened while trying to remove the condom off from the penis. i used a tissue paper to remove the condom and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...condom down the toilet can clog it, so skip that. 4) Don't reuse the condom. If you follow these steps, use plenty of water-based lubricant, and the condom doesn't break or slip-off, then you've done a great job at protecting yourself from... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Thoughts About Women and Oral Sex After Visiting the NYC Sex Museum

...how to make your own sex toys out of the most common household items. Who knew that you could make a sex toy out of a bar of soap ... or your cell phone? As I was walking through the museum, I saw lots of references to oral sex. There was... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...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 »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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Flirting With Temptations

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...away like a mad man and quickly cleaned him up with a nearby cloth. Then I insisted that he immediately clean himself with soap & water and leave. I see now that unless I am willing to tell someone about my illness, I need to just stay... Read more »

CanigetHIVifihaveunprotectedanalsex4d1sttime?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...person for the first time of my life? It is my first time to have penetration. We didnt use and condom just soap and water as a lubricant. I penetrated the gay guy as a virgin but my gay partner had past encounters with other mean but he only... Read more »

im freaking worried help!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...person for the first time of my life? It is my first time to have penetration. We didnt use and condom just soap and water as a lubricant. I penetrated the gay guy as a virgin but my gay partner had past encounters with other mean but he only... Read more »

Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
...partner was female) - I estimate that it was 2 or 3 minutes that I was unaware of the breakage and I am unaware of my partner's HIV status. She has had lots of partners (not a criticism) and I would hate to make presumptions based on the fact... Read more »