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Are Condoms A Hundred Percent Effective Against Trichomoniasis
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
Condoms: Nope. They are equally effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Safe sex: When used properly condoms have a 2% failure rate for preventing pregnancy. In careless hands, condoms can have an 18% failure rate. So used properly, condoms are very effective , but not perfect. Any time you have sex, there is some risk associated with it. Adding spermicide, a diaphragm or the pill will of course further reduce pregnancy risk. ...Read more
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