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Genital ulcer diseases can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom

the title is a direct quote from the cdc.gov website.

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Was there a question you had or were you just posting this as fyi ?  Stick around long enough and you'll see that we always say that condoms are not 100% effective for prevention of transmission of herpes - closer to 40-50% actually.  

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more bad news for condoms

Doctors speak out about condom failures!

Many leading health experts have warned against depending on condoms for protection against AIDS and other STDs. Here’s a sampling of their comments:
# "You just can’t tell people it’s all right to do whatever you want as long as you wear a condom. It (AIDS) is just too dangerous a disease to say that."

Quote from: ¾ Dr. Harold Jaffee, chief of epidemiology, National Centers for Disease Control


# "Simply put, condoms fail. And condoms fail at a rate unacceptable for me as a physician to endorse them as a strategy to be promoted as meaningful AIDS protection."

Quote from: ¾ Dr. Robert Renfield, chief of retro-viral research, Walter Reed Army Institute


# "Relying on condoms for ‘protection’ can mean lifelong disease, suffering, and even death for you or for someone you love."

Quote from: ¾ Dr. Andre Lafrance, Canadian physician and researcher


# "Saying that the use of condoms is ‘safe sex’ is in fact playing Russian roulette. A lot of people will die in this dangerous game."

Quote from: ¾ Dr. Teresa Crenshaw, member of the U.S. Presidential AIDS Commission and past president of the American Association of Sex Educators



Holes in Condoms . . .

STDs are very tiny organisms, minuscule in size compared to sperm. These super-small viruses can get through a hole in a condom much more easily than sperm can. For example, HIV (the AIDS-causing virus) is so small that two million of the disease-causing agents could crowd on the period at the end of a sentence.

In 1993 the University of Texas analyzed the results of 11 different studies that had tracked the effectiveness of condoms to prevent transmission of the AIDS virus. The average condom failure rate in the 11 studies for preventing transmission of the AIDS virus was 31%.

One reason condoms fail in preventing the transfer of AIDS is that latex condoms have tiny intrinsic holes called "voids." Sperm is larger than the holes, but the AIDS virus is 50 times smaller than these tiny holes which makes it easy for the virus to pass through [Source: Dr. C. M. Roland, editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology]. To give you an idea of how easy it would be for the virus to pass through these holes, just imagine a ping pong ball going through a basketball hoop.
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