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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Slipping condom can cause HIV?

Slipping condom can cause HIV?

Maybe: If the person you are having intercourse with has HIV and an elevated viral load there is a possibility of being exposed if the condom fell off and you are exposed to blood or semen. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from stepping a condom?

Can you get HIV from stepping a condom?

No: There wold have to be a break in your skin on your foot with contact with a condom that contained viable hiv. Stepping on a condom really isn't a form of HIV transmission. ...Read more

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Can lifestyke skyn condoms help against hiv?

Can lifestyke skyn condoms help against hiv?

Yes: According to the manufacturer, this brand of condom provides the same protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections as latex condoms when used properly. However, lamb skin/sheepskin condoms, however, do not provide adequate protection. ...Read more

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Is it true that HIV cannot permeate latex condoms?

Is it true that HIV cannot permeate latex condoms?

Yes!: Unless condom's surface has been damaged (worn thin or punctured or torn), condoms are an effective barrier to HIV virus. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could you get HIV from stepping a condom?

What are your thoughts? Could you get HIV from stepping a condom?

Condom use: From stopping condom use or from stepping on a used condom? Agree with Dr. Rignotti. If you stop using protection thanrisk of STD transmission can rise dramatically. Risk of transmission of HIV from stepping on a used condom would be very low. ...Read more

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What is one use to curb HIV after experiencing breakage of condom?

Post-exposure: Prophylaxis. One can take medications to prevent HIV infection from taking hold following exposure. Contact your doctor asap and see this site for more info.
http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/post-exposure-prophylaxis/. ...Read more

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How long can HIV keep viable in a used condom at room temperature?

How long can HIV keep viable in a used condom at room temperature?

Not very long: Hiv virus only survive inside human body and at that temp.
It's one of the weakest viruses outside the human body.. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting hiv, even if a condom is used?

What is the likelihood of contracting hiv, even if a condom is used?

Complicated answer: But excellent question. Consider first sex type male-female or male-male sex. Then considering receptive vs insertive vs oral or combination of the three. Then. Even more important in my opinion is the viral load of the individual or individuals. If one has HIV and on meds and undetectable, the chances of transmitting virus go down dramatically ~93-96%. Using condums further improves on this. ...Read more

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Sex with hiv- person first time used condom for 1/2 min do I get hiv?

Sex with hiv- person first time used condom for 1/2 min do I get hiv?

Most likely not: Using barriers such as condoms, dams, and gloves correctly, every time during sex and being the insertive rather than receptive partner makes your risk small. Couples where one is hiv+ and the other hiv- have vaginal, anal, and oral sex for years without the negative partner converting. Get tested for hiv/stds one month after the contact. Check with your public health department about testing. ...Read more

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Sex with HIV negative person with condom do I get HIV please help me out?

Sex with HIV negative person with condom do I get HIV please help me out?

HIV negative: If you had sex with an HIV negative person, then you can't by definition get hiv. It is recommended that if you have multiple partners / unprotected sex, you should be tested for hiv. You should see your family practice physician for testing of hiv. ...Read more

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Condom slipped from the base a little bit then was quickly fixed. Am I at risk for HIV???

Condom slipped from the base a little bit then was quickly fixed. Am I at risk for HIV???

Yes: Please forgive my frankness. If you are having sex with somebody who is HIV positive, or whose status you do not know, you are on dangerous ground. You are smart enough to have found HealthTap and I think you realize this. You should get checked now and yearly. Love wisely and well. ...Read more

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What can I do if my partner was just diagnosed with HIV but says he always uses a condom. Possible?

What can I do if my partner was just diagnosed with HIV but says he always uses a condom. Possible?

Yes: He could have gotten it by IV drug abuse, an inadvertent needle stick, a remote blood transfusion or the condom could have broken or fallen off. ...Read more

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Negative for HIV but I've heard that HIV can take 6 months to show up in the body. Should we continue condoms?

Negative for HIV but I've heard that HIV can take 6 months to show up in the body. Should we continue condoms?

Not sure understand: My assumption is that you were exposed to HIV in some manner (unprotected sex, needle sharing, etc.), and are using condoms to protect your current partner. You don't say when you were first tested and what follow-up testing has been done. My recommendation would be to continue using protection until you are sure you are not infected, and your doctor can help with this assurance. ...Read more

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Sex with a condom on two occasions used condom both times but second time the condom wasn't all the way at the base quickly fixed. HIV CHANCE????

Sex with a condom on two occasions used condom both times but second time the condom wasn't all the way at the base quickly fixed. HIV CHANCE????

Condom use: If the condom was used prior to ANY form sexual activity which includes oral sex, then your chances of HIV are minimal. The greater question is, why is sex an option at all if you are concerned about the HIV status of the partner? Sexual activity should be between two people who know each other well enough to know their HIV status prior to sharing "bodily fluids" ...Read more

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I believe I used a counterfeit condom, fake lifestyle condom that I check had no holes but strangely had no reservoir tip. What are my risk of hiv?

I believe I used a counterfeit condom, fake lifestyle condom that I check had no holes but strangely had no reservoir tip. What are my risk of hiv?

Please get lab tests: There is always a risk of getting HIV and other venereal diseases with unsafe sex. Rapid antibody test gives a positive result based on antibodies to HIV. It generally takes your body up to 3 months to produce these antibodies at levels which can be detected by this test. I suggest a routine check up in about 3 months, or sooner if you have any symptoms of venereal disease or other illnesses. ...Read more

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Odds a man get HIV from a woman (if she positive) if sex was protected, only 5min, came in condom after pullout¬ break, & was rolled all way down?

"Safe Sex" and HIV: This scenario is common and it sounds like you did everything right.

If you wore a condom during insertion throughout the encounter it is very unlikely that you have anything to worry about as far as being exposed to hiv.

If your partner is on HIV medications and has successfully suppressed the virus then she is very likely not to be too contagious.

Keep up the good work with sexual safety. ...Read more

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HIV, how long would it take to take an early effect? Can it have no effect? I had protected sex 9days ago, and I'm not sure if condom didn't break....

HIV, how long would it take to take an early effect? Can it have no effect? I had protected sex 9days ago, and I'm not sure if condom didn't break....

Get tested: The course of HIV infection is highly variable and you cannot rely on symptoms for diagnosis. One option is to take post-exposure prophylaxis, however, you may have missed that window. At 3-4 months after exposure, get a HIV nucleic acid test, if that is negative, that would essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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If sex is safe with a condom (used proper)and hiv can't permeate thru a condom and I only lasted like 30 secs with an unknown part shuld I get tested?

If sex is safe with a condom (used proper)and hiv can't permeate thru a condom and I only lasted like 30 secs with an unknown part shuld I get tested?

Do Your Own Research: Yeah, get your head tested. What you doin', bro? This is not the century of "unknown" partners. And for 30 seconds? Well, "to each his own, " as they say. Which also means "you own it.' Anyways, an intact condom should do the trick, especially after only a 30-second exposure. But who knows what'll happen in the future...Overall, though "proper" protection is the best you can do, which is pretty good ...Read more

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Outercourse with a male and made him wear condom. He wrong side and fixed it then but I touch the condom for like 30 sec before it touched me HIV risk?

No risk: You have zero risk for HIV in this scenario. Even if he was? HIV positive HIV is not caught from his skin. And HIV is not caught through your skin. Zero risk. No doubts. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more