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Will Condoms Protect Against Stds?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Young People "Too Embarrassed" to Buy Condoms to Protect Against STDs, Study Says

Many young people are hesitant to buy condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases because they say they are "too embarrassed" by the experience, according to a study published in the Social Science Journal , the New York Times ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Considers Requiring Condom Warning Labels Saying They Do Not Protect Against All STDs

The Bush administration is considering requiring condom manufacturers to include on condom packages warning labels saying that condoms do not protect against all sexually transmitted diseases, including human papillomavirus, the AP/Fort Lauderdale ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Foundations File Complaints Against California Adult Film Production Companies for Not Protecting Workers From HIV, Other STDs

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Pink CrossFoundation this weekfiled official complaints with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA)alleging adult film production companies "have violated workplace safety... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

AVOIDING SEXUAL DISEASES.......CAN I RECEIVE SICKNESS BY USING CONTRACEPTIVES...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. If I understand you correctly, you would like to know if using contraceptives (birth control) will protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following are forms of birth control that will... Read more »

stds from using protection

hi im worried about getting stds after having sex with a massage therapist even though i used a condom. the intercourse lasted a min as i preferred a blow job instead with the condom still intact until ejaculateing. i lost my virginity to this and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-This activity certainly did not put you at risk for HIV however, there are STDs that can be acquired even when using condoms due to skin to skin contact in the area of the genitals not covered by condoms (like Herpes, Genital warts and... Read more »

protected sex with escort - worried about hiv/aids/stds

Dear doctor,I had protected sex (oral and vaginal)with an escort a month ago and have been worried ever since.This was the first time i engaged with a hooker and used a condom.infact used a new condom because i noticed my condom was slipping off...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,YES! You had protected sex! This puts your risk of HIV transmission to very small. First we know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and you had protected intercourse. Your overall risk of HIV transmission is very small. But... Read more »

Protected Sex With Prostitute,Scared of STDS!

Hi Dr.Bob.I recently attended a bachelor party where I got very drunk and against my better judgement had sex with a hooker.Of course I used a latex condom,but still I'm petrified I may have caught something! Especially since 2 days later I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Prostitutes are carrying a degenerative muscle disease??? Where did you read that? The Sunday church bulletin? A properly used latex condom will prevent the vast majority of STD's. Sore inner thighs are not a symptom or precursor to any... Read more »
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Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

Oral protected sex with uknown condom status

Posted by sinso, 1 Reply
i wrote you people a moths ago and you told me that mi risk was very low considered in oral sex.
Well, i almost die in anxiety waiting for my 13 weeks final test.
The test was negative, Thumbs Ups. wohoooooooooo
But im a stupid person and i put my... Read more »