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Posted by you CAN get STD's with a condom, just not nearly as many
on June 02, 2000 at 22:59:08:
In Reply to: Re: Chance of getting HIV and other STDS posted by Chris on March 08, 2000 at 23:08:14:
: : What is your chances of getting any STD from protected sex?
: If you are using protection correctly, then no chances. However, all STDs are different and require different sorts of protection. So, there is no universal answer to your question re all stds.
He is COMPLETELY wrong. You CAN get HPV, or genital warts. The reason? A condom ONLY protects the shaft of the penis and the vulva, or lips, of female genetalia. HPV affects 26-48 million Americans and there are over 60 strains. It is nearing epidemic levels. (But it isn't fatal and is much more dangerous for women.) Only 30% of HPV strains show visable signs, and there is no blood test for it. Best bet? Be judicious in the number of partners you have and ALWAYS wear a latex condom. (HPV is only one of MANY STD's.)
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