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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against gonorrhea?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against gonorrhea?

No: Condoms are never 100% effective to prevent stds due to failure (breakage for example) that may occur. Your best bet is safe and responsible intercourse with a partner with known sexual history. Abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent stds. ...Read more

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Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against chlamydia?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against chlamydia?

Almost 100%: Nothing is 100% but the chances of acquiring chlamydia with a condom is clsoe to 0. ...Read more

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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against trichomoniasis?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against trichomoniasis?

Very close: Nothing about stds is 100% except abstinence but trichomonas is not a very insidious infection and so the condom is very likely to prevent its transmission. ...Read more

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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

Nothing is "100%". : Nothing is 100% effective for anything. But condoms cut down the risk for HIV exceedingly well. ...Read more

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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against genital warts?

Are condoms a hundred percent effective against genital warts?

No: Warts are also found in the pubic bone area over the penis and in the groin near the testicles. ...Read more

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Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt cover external skin and transmission to those body parts. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

Pretty good.: Very effective if used consistently and properly. Failure rate with perfect use is about 2%. Failure rate with typical use is 20%. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

STD: condom is so far the best and very effective way to stop STD. Of course it is still not 100%, due to inappropriate use or broken. ...Read more

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Is a condom effective against hpv?

Is a condom effective against hpv?

Partially: Condoms are estimated at 70% effective in preventing transmission of the virus.It is not effective if there is any transfer of sexual fluids outside the condom coverage or from skin lesions in uncovered areas.It is better than nothing, but this germ is quite capable of slipping past occasionally.Only immune prevention with the HPV 9 offers a chance to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Are there vaccines that are effective against stds?

Are there vaccines that are effective against stds?

Yes: Yes, to a couple. Both hepatitis b and human papilloma virus have very effective vaccines to prevent infection. Both actually also prevent cancer caused by those two viruses. Hep b causes liver cancer and hpv causes cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, skin, penile and head and neck cancers among others. Both work great when given before exposure so vaccinate early, or before sexually active! ...Read more

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How effective are condoms in preventing herpes?

Fairly : Can't recall the results of an actual study certifying effectiveness of condoms to prevent the transmission of genital herpes. Be aware that, generally speaking, genital herpes may be spread in an area as wide as what is described as boxer-short region. Therefore a condom, not covering an area as large as this, will have less than ideal protective ability. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

Are condoms effective for preventing std's?

To some degree: But remember some stds are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body condom, there will likely still be some contact with potentially infected skin and secretions and therefore some risk. ...Read more

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Are contraceptives an effective deterrent against stds?

Are contraceptives an effective deterrent against stds?

Only condoms: Birth control pills won't prevent std's. Neither will diaphragms or iuds. The only form of birth control that prevents both pregnancy and stds ( beside abstinence) is a condom. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing hiv?

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 whose philosophic positions do not allow for artificial birth control have encouraged their use for preventing the transmission of HIV and other diseases. ...Read more

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Are the new polyisoprene condoms effective as STD prevention?

Are the new polyisoprene condoms effective as STD prevention?

Great Q for urology: If a latex condom helps prevent pregnancy and stis, then using condoms made with latex would be better than using none. If choice or cost is a problem, a primary care physician can provide more information. ...Read more

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Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?

Yes: Polyurethane condoms were designed for people allergic to latex. Some people are also allergic to polyurethane and that case they can use polyisoprene condoms. They all prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria that cause HIV and STD provided they are used properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if untreated, may ...Read more