Night, will sex with someone who has HIV disease by using a condom still be contagious?
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Apart from being a means of contraception, condoms also have benefits to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as HIV / AIDS. HIV infection is an infection caused by the HIV virus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) which attacks cells of a person's immune system / immune system. This results in disruption of the body's ability to fight infection. Meanwhile, AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a collection of symptoms due to decreased immunity caused by HIV infection. Because until now there is no HIV vaccine and clinical trials are being carried out in South Africa involving thousands of people and is scheduled to be completed in 2020, and there is also no capable drug to cure AIDS, prevention is to protect yourself from being infected with the HIV virus. is indispensable.
Condoms are indeed a tool to prevent transmission of HIV. However, it does not rule out the possibility of damage / leakage to the condom even in a micro size that cannot be seen with the naked eye, in this condition transmission may occur. This is because the size of the condom pores is larger than the size of the HIV virus. Transmission of HIV with condoms is usually often the result of mistakes in the use of condoms themselves, such as condom leakage due to incorrect storage (exposure to sunlight) so that they become fragile and leak, stored in a wallet or condom that has expired. The question now is, are you sure the condom you are using is in good condition without any defects or leaks? Besides that, the effectiveness of condoms for HIV is only around 80-90%, so the risk of contracting HIV is still there, although it is much smaller than not using condoms at all. However, the best way to prevent HIV transmission through sexual contact is not to have sex with people with HIV / AIDS, sex workers or multiple partners for your future. May be useful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly