Posted by: only1 | 2009/09/03

condoms - HIV

Are condoms 100% effective in preventing HIV transmission?

I heard rumours HIV is so small it gets through the latex

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It is true that condoms minimize the transmission of HIV. It is however possible that a condom can break or might have a small tear in it that will obviously compromise the condom’s efficiency. It is absolutely just a rumor that the HI-virus is so small that it goes through the latex. The transmission that happens is a user problem not the thickness/thinness of the latex.

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Our users say:
Posted by: Condom Man | 2009/09/04

The rubber / latex is not pourous so nothing can go through  no sperm, virus or germ. But a condom is only as safe as the way U use it. Before I met my wife - I was 35 then, I' d used 100' s of condoms without a sigle failure. Had my 1st. sex at 17 + had sex with many women until 35. Before we got married we both test neg. for H.I.V.

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