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do condoms prevent hiv

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very: They are the mainstay of HIV prevention when one partner is infected and the other is not. It would be difficult to overstate their value. Even people ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
HIV transmission: The condom but be used consistently & correctly. A condom can be very helpful in preventing transmission of HIV.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
HIV: You need tests so see your doctor today
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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Testing.: You are now to late to take post-exposure prophylaxis. A PCR RNA test can be done now and if negative ,a fourth generation Eliza test can be done aft ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Nucleic acid Test: Agree with Dr. J. Follow the schedule of testing he advised. Make sure to get a HIV nucleic acid test at 6 months after exposure to be sure.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Quite effective: If used correctly. But nothing is 100% protective and thus the risk for HIV is not zero but likely under single digit percentage-wise.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear question: Certain bodily fliuds transmit hiv, not rubbing. The condom must be used to prevent fluids from transferring.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Properly used condoms (assuming no breakage) are highly effective at preventing HIV transmisison.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Just as well as the ones you pay for. But remember, not everything is 100%.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
57 years experience Bariatrics
No: Never will happen, but i might wrong if a maker/makers of condom would give away free samples.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
VIAGRA (sildenafil): With the introduction of viagra, (sildenafil) more of our mature (older) population is again becoming sexuall active. Everyone needs to play safe:)!
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: But can get tested and start Is PEP-post exposure prophylaxis If you’re HIV-negative or don’t know your HIV status, and in the last 72 hours you can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
May not be necessary: If you talking about pep , it may not be necessary but check with a sexually transmitted disease specialist since you had sex with high risk people.
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