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What Type Of Condoms Are The Most Effective In Preventing The Spread Of Hiv

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Medical journalist?" Hmmm . . . faith-based pseudo-science crack-pot-journalist would be more accurate. Let me quote the stated mission of CRISIS Magazine:"The mission of CRISIS Magazine is to interpret and shape the direction... Read more »

Re: Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bob,The "medical journalist's" report was amazingly idiotic. Why would anyone in their right mind believe such a thing? I notice you sometimes comment on the religious right. Why bother? It would seem common sense is all one needs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stan,Why even bother commenting on the religious right? Well, for starters, how about the fact these folks vote! They have the power to elect presidents and congressmen and congresswomen. These folks and some of the folks they elected actually... Read more »

Is combivir a prevention for HIV to spread

On Sunday Morning a on/or 7:20 am, I had Sexual Intercourse with another male and myself being male. His condom broke during the sexual act and also released sperm in me due to the condom breaking. I noted this, immediately went to the toilet and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It's generally considered OK to take Combivir twice a day; meaning it's less critical that the doses are separated by exactly 12 hours.Combivir can be effective in preventing HIV infection, particularly if the first... Read more »

real effectiveness of condoms/ What is the failure rate of condoms for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Question 1:Is it true the CDC said the failure rate of condoms is 17% for heterosexual couples attempting to prevent pregnancy? Would the failure rate of condoms for couples attempting to prevent HIV transmission be higher than the failure rate of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When we calculate the failure rate for condoms, we look at the pregnancy rateper year that occurs in couples who use condoms. For latex condoms, thetypical failure rate is about 12%. However, if condoms are used... Read more »
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Paper cut guy spreads lies

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Condoms are in fact 99.99 percent effective in prevention HIV. Shame on paper cut guy for hism disinformation.

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Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »