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What Are The Odds Of Getting HIV From Touching Used Condom

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Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It
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HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm a female who has recently become involved in a sexual relationship with a new boyfriend. He told me he doesn't have any STD's, but I have always been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Marie,HIV cannot permeate intact latex (or polyurethane). This has been well-studied under laboratory conditions. However, latex (or polyurethane) Read more »

People keep asking question about condoms, well let's put it straigth and see !! Quotes from CDC brochures will explain it all (CONDOM EFFICACY, 2009)

Below are quotes from CDC brochures: There have been recent reports of naturally occurring holes in latex that are big enough for HIV to pass through. Why does CDC still recommend condoms to prevent HIV infection? The reports of holes in latex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for as much information as I can find and process. I understand people's fears, but somehow I grow tired of the "5 years ago I touched a handkerchief that a prostitute had used to wipe her butt, I washed my hands with bleach 432 times after that... 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
...explain the scientific facts and let you draw your own conclusions, OK? You ask if there has ever been a "confirmed" case of HIV transmission while properly using a latex condom. The answer would be a qualified "no." I say qualified because there... Read more »

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
...for as much information as I can find and process. I understand people's fears, but somehow I grow tired of the "5 years ago I touched a handkerchief that a prostitute had used to wipe her butt, I washed my hands with bleach 432 times after that... 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 Read more »
The Body

Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part One

...that's how he signed his post) wrote to me in The Body's forum Safe Sex and HIV Prevention concerning the subject of "man-bag condoms"! He wrote: Hey Dr. McHandsome, I'm about to enter into the sexually active period of my life. I'm 25... Read more »
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Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

...Work in AIDS A Powerful Lobbyist Condoms4Life Introduction During his 2009 trip to Cameroon, a country with an HIV prevalence rate of over 5%, Pope Benedict XVI made a shocking assertion on condom use to prevent HIV. He told... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...various behaviors. You can reduce the risk of infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases by using barriers like condoms. Traditional condoms go on the penis, and a new type of condom goes in the vagina or in the rectum. For more... Read more »
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touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...devices or sex toys it is because you don't always know the last time someone may have used it so there may still be active hiv on it although there are no documented cases of transmission like this it is a theoretical possibilty. And finally... Read more »

The truth about condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Listen. All condoms are electronically tested. That is the manufacturers test them with electrons. Even tough the hiv virus is very small, microscopically Read more »

if tip of penis just touches opening of penis???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tip of my penis went between someones crack and touched the opening of the anal wall without a condom, is it possible to get hiv from this, and if so, what are the odds of it happening. I am circumsized and live in oklahoma, if that has anything... Read more »

Condom Failed during rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...penis wearing same condom on her butts. Then suddenly condom broke. I washed my penis immediatly. I m not sure, weather it touched the vigina or not ? I thinking touching of vigina with penis is risk-free..Am I right ? Pls help me. Thanks. ... Read more »