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Table of Contents 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 is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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Condoms are inadeguate (CONDOMS VERSUS PrEP FOR HIV PREVENTION, 2010)

Condoms are inadeguate and after decades of experience we should know that very well. They aren't the perfect tool of protection. They occasionally slip, broke and even if not important for a purely medical and preventive point of view they...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms are "inadeguate"? Inadeguate???You are correct that condoms are not "the perfect tool of protection." However, they are still the very best tool we have to prevent STDs, including HIV. HIV cannot permeate intact latex.... Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Zeb,Well, I agree condoms may be the most effective HIV-prevention tool we have to date. However, it is far from the only tool or intervention in the prevention armamentarium! Effective HIV prevention is far more complicated than you might... 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 »

Condoms alone are not enough (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

We all can easily see that the current prevention strategies of HIV are ineffective since HIV infections are still happening. Do you think that your prevention efforts are really useful? If the only use of condoms should prevent HIV from spreading...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree condoms alone are not enough to end the pandemic. See below.Dr. BobPrevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)May 5, 2009 Dr. B, HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of... Read more »
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hiv,condoms,std's...ect

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? And what about warts? Can you be protected with a condom... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

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Condoms: Our most trusted method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS!


These three words echo around the world AIDS CRISIS WORSENS!

40 million people infected worldwide
o37.2 million adults
o2.2 million children under 15

In 2004, 4.8 million people were... Read more »

HIV PREVENTION GEL

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Need support and a snazzy name for HIV prevention gel...

Microbicides gel or cream can stop the transmission of HIV and STD's. It's also women controlled and would therefore be ideal in many parts of the world where women can not negotiate with their... Read more »