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Will Condoms Protect Against Herpes

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Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV? Could I have contracted HIV via the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV." If you did "guess" this, your assumption would be completely Read more »

Herpes

Please Help Doctor.Is herpes a fairly easy disease to contract while wearing a condom? Hope you... Read more »

worried sick of HIV

Hi, Dr. Bob I just want to say that I think you are a life saver to the worried wart community. I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

...contract genital herpes than those who did not use condoms. The risk of becoming infected rose concurrently with the number of unprotected sex acts, the team found. Since HSV-2 can spread by skin-to-skin contact, condoms are only partly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Protect Against Genital Herpes

...(HSV-2) than those who did not. According to lead author Dr. Anna Wald of the University of Washington-Seattle, the level of HSV-2 protection conferred by condoms had not previously been clear. Wald and colleagues conducted an earlier study that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel

...and correct use of male latex condoms can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of STD transmission. To achieve the maximum protective effect, condoms must be used both consistently and correctly . Inconsistent use can lead to STD acquisition... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Condoms Reduce Women's Risk of Contracting Herpes

...confirmed that condoms significantly reduce women's risk of contracting genital herpes, but they may not be as effective in protecting men. One theory is that condoms do not shield men from the entire area from which women shed the incurable... Read more »
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If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...It has been written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I am also infected by HIV? I went to the hospital to get the confirmation it is... Read more »

How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. CAN HERPES POSPONE THE DETECTION OF HIV? Read more »