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Wie sicher schützen Kondome vor einer HIV-Infektion?


Heusser, Rolf; Bauer, Georg; Tschopp, Alois; Lüthy, R; Somaini, Bertino; Gutzwiller, Felix (1993). Wie sicher schützen Kondome vor einer HIV-Infektion? Swiss Medical Weekly, 123(19):987-996.

Abstract

A review of the literature shows that condoms offer good protection against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. A series of in vitro experiments demonstrate that quality condoms made of latex are impermeable to HIV. In addition, more than 30 in vivo studies confirm that condoms are highly effective in preventing the transmission of HIV. Condom breakage or slippage is relatively uncommon (1-5%). Most condom failure probably results from incorrect or inconsistent usage. Failures may be minimized by increasing experience, choice of quality condoms and by strictly following instructions for use.

Abstract

A review of the literature shows that condoms offer good protection against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. A series of in vitro experiments demonstrate that quality condoms made of latex are impermeable to HIV. In addition, more than 30 in vivo studies confirm that condoms are highly effective in preventing the transmission of HIV. Condom breakage or slippage is relatively uncommon (1-5%). Most condom failure probably results from incorrect or inconsistent usage. Failures may be minimized by increasing experience, choice of quality condoms and by strictly following instructions for use.

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Other titles:How well do condoms protect against HIV infection?
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1993
Deposited On:19 Mar 2014 14:18
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 04:28
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:0036-7672
PubMed ID:8511530

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