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Why Don't People Wear Condoms

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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...condoms do not prevent the spread of HIV. Latex is the most common material for condoms. Viruses cannot get through it. Latex is inexpensive and available in many styles. It has two drawbacks: oils make it fall apart, and some people are allergic to it. Polyurethane is an option for people who are allergic to latex. One brand of female condom and one brand of male condom are made of polyurethane. How Are Condoms Used? Condoms can...
Ask the Experts

Allergic to Latex (CONDOMS, USING CONDOMS, LAMBSKIN CONDOMS)

I am allergic to Latex which seems to be the only type of condom that protect.Is this true? Are there any other alternatives? I read that lambskin does not protect.....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cannot get through it. Latex is inexpensive and available in many styles. It has two drawbacks: oils make it fall apart, and some people are allergic to it. Polyurethane is an option for people who are allergic to latex. One brand of female... Read more »

Condom Permeability (CONDOMS)

Some recent questions posted in the forum are really intresting and I would like the discussion to go a little further since it is a really important matter.As you were questioned about the efficacy of condoms by an AIDS activist and recently...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cannot get through it. Latex is inexpensive and available in many styles. It has two drawbacks: oils make it fall apart, and some people are allergic to it. Polyurethane is an option for people who are allergic to latex. One brand of female... Read more »

Serodiscordant Couple Research (CONDOMS)

Dr. Bob:Thanks for your help in advance. From my own studies, I understand that condoms are highly protective against HIV. Often times, I will see a CDC study of 123 Serodiscordant couples cited (in which none of the HIV- positve partners became...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...apply to my relationship! Dr. Bob With age comes wisdom, maybe? Jun 29, 2005 Dr.Frascino: Has there been any known cases of persons getting infected with HIV even though they have consistently and correctly used a latex condom without any... Read more »

correct informations (CONDOMS)

Hi, Dr. Bob!I was talking about latex condom and vaseline which would be used sometimes also by prostitutes, unfortunately.He read that latex condome, if it once comes in touch with vaseline or baby-oil can at once pass hiv particles, even if it is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information is wrong, health professionals like yourself and also the websites why are they not countering this disinformation. People like me who after their whatever exposures go to internet and unless there is correct information available... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Table of Contents Sexual Harm Reduction Practicing Safer Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Condom Use Higher Among Blacks Than Other Groups, But Not Enough to Beat HIV

...Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and an author of the study. "After a decade of education, youth are getting the message. And people are finding condoms at diverse venues. Maybe we've had a breakthrough in public health." A Dramatic... Read more »
Housing Works

People Don't Stop Having Sex Because There Was an Earthquake

...Goosby, who is responsible for coordinating U.S. international AIDS activities and asking him to come see what was happening to people living with AIDS and HIV. Christine Campbell, Housing Works' Vice President for National Advocacy and Public... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...that all families have this discussion. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that young people between the ages of 15 to 24 account for approximately half of all new HIV infections in the world, and represent... Read more »
Connect With Others

PARTNER SECRETLY REMOVED CONDOM THEN CONFESSED HIV

Posted by FORTHEBIRDS, 2 Replies
...Hi, On 4/5 i slept with my x husband. Although I insisted he wear a condom and he started out with one on, when the deed was done the condom was on the bed and he said, "yup, I took it off!" I went bananas, and after discussing it for a month he... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
Hi, I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... Read more »

stop having sex if your going to freak out when you use a condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a known exposure and it kills me to see people that wore a condom get so freaked out How about the people that really put themself at risk? They are beating themself up for Read more »

risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
...i am a gay male, top, i had a sexual encounter with a hiv+ person last saturday. i wore 3 condoms, not sure why, but i did. there were no oral sex, no kissing, just penetration with protection, Read more »