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Are condoms a hundred percent effective against HIV infection?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing is "100%".

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

In brief: Nothing is "100%".

Nothing is 100% effective for anything.
But condoms cut down the risk for HIV exceedingly well.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

No method (besides abstinence) is 100% effective at protecting against sexually transmitted infections, including hiv.
However, using condoms correctly (see box for instructions) is a great way of dramatically lowering the chance of catching something. It is always best to ensure your sexual partners have had a recent negative std check.

In brief: No.

No method (besides abstinence) is 100% effective at protecting against sexually transmitted infections, including hiv.
However, using condoms correctly (see box for instructions) is a great way of dramatically lowering the chance of catching something. It is always best to ensure your sexual partners have had a recent negative std check.
Marianne DiNapoli
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