Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in
preventing transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, correct
and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of other sexually
transmitted diseases (STDs), including discharge and genital ulcer diseases.
While the effect of condoms in preventing human papilloma virus (HPV) infection
is unknown, condom use has been associated with a lower rate of cervical
cancer, an HPV-associated disease. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to particles the size of STD pathogens.
And the information you received from the nurse is incorrect.
What about polyurathane condoms I have read they are just as effective as latex and gained FDA approval.
So if my Elisa is negative that will eliminate 4 out of 5 encounters that occured over 90 days ago leaving 1 left 30 days ago. If you are negative at 30 days is there a likelyhood leaning towards another negative result at 90 days?
Should I retest at 90 days?
You didn't have a risk of contracting HIV from oral sex and you've been advised of it. You don't need testing for HIV. Polyurethane condoms are for those that are allergic to latex and yes they are as reliable as latex condoms.
You are correct oral sex is 0 risk, and I am good with that I have been tested for the more common STD's which are all negative.
I was questioning my vaginal sex encounters with condoms, especially polyurathane since those were the only type available in south america. If those are just as effective I am not worried then. Thank you for your feedback I am "Moving on" as you like to say.
latex and polyurethane both have the same effect if worn properly. don't use lamb's skin.
thanks boon yea I don't even think you can find lambskin anymore you really have to look for them in a novelty store. I used a brand called Tulipan and Prime which are both made by good manufacturers. I read the labels on each one to make sure the expiration date was good and was made of either latex or poly. No lambskin for sure.
so where in south america are you?