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Using Soap As A Lubricant With Condoms And Hiv Risk

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HIV risk if I used condom but saliva as lubricant

Hello I am writng you because the last 10th of september I had a situation that I dont know if it is a risk or not. I had gay sex with an unknown person. I was the bottom. We kiss each other and we made the oral sex with a condom. Then when he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Marco,Thanks for writing in. Using spit as lube would increase the chance of the condom breaking, but since the condom did not break the risk was not increased. The condom protected you from HIV. In the future, be prepared with a condom and small... 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... Read more »

Lubrication and HIV Risk

Hello Doctor,I had a one night stand with a guy that I've known for a while. I put the condom... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cell Phone Soap Operas Promote Condom Use, HIV Awareness

A new campaign aims to provide women with messages about HIV awareness, safer sex and condom use through a series of 12 soap opera vignettes that can be viewed on a cell phone, the AP/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Rachel Jones, an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Cell Phone Soap Opera Campaign to Promote HIV Awareness

The New York Times on Sunday examined a campaign that aims to provide women with messages about HIV awareness, safer sex and condom use through a series of soap opera episodes that can be viewed on a cell phone. Rachel Jones, assistant professor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ghana Radio Stations Launch HIV/AIDS Soap Opera Project

Ten radio stations in Ghana recently launched a pilot project that aims to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS through a soap opera, the Accra Mail/ reports. The project is funded by the Ghana AIDS Commission under the National... Read more »
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates

IRMA Issues Global Call to Action: We Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

More than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don't know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a... Read more »
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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Pep warranted/Great risk after brused Condom?

Posted by Capricornicus, 2 Replies
Dear all,

Today I had a sexual encounter where I was penetrated analy by a guy which claimed to be HIV-. We used three condoms to make sure there were not worn out. After penetrating me for 5 minutes with the last condom we noticed there was a whole... Read more »

protected sex with bleeding and using oil based lubricant

Posted by moe35, 1 Reply
Hi, I had protected sex with a sex worker who I noticed bled a little bit which was not noticeable until we finished. She was using an oil based lubricant. I was using an extra safe condom (thicker) and well known brand. Fearing the worst, I tested... Read more »

broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am extremely worried, am 22 year old guy went to bali for holiday and had sex with a prostitute in massage parlour. i used a condom but after bout 30 seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it... Read more »