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www.PrevAIDS.org - About 'total security'
If you want 100% security, you should consider:
"Sexual abstinence", "spiritual love", "platonic love", "cyber love", "voyeurism", "lonely animism"...In one word: love or sexual activities without physical body contact with your virtual or effective partner.
If that is too difficult, you should consider:
"Strict Safe Sex" practices which are the usual "Safe Sex" practices but excluding any penetration (with or without condom) of the penis in any part of your partner's body AND strictly avoiding contact with your partner's genital secretions.
If that compromise is still too difficult for you, it is impossible to get 100% security.
But you can consider that practicing the simple rules of "Safe Sex" is close enough to be totally safe ("more than 99.9 % of security"-see below-) if you use correctly the condoms at the right time.
We must here make a few important remarks about the evaluation of the degree of safety. Many serious medical text books like Harrison's or CMDT do not enter in the delicate debate about the degree of protection offered for instance by the use of condom. This is quite usual as it is impossible to conduct clear researches with statistics for the following reasons:
These practical facts made us understand why statistics are not unanimous and, sometimes, quite different. For instance, by considering the issue of “sexual intercourses without condom”: the danger of receptive anal relation with an insertive anal HIV positive partner can vary from 0.1 % to 30% of contamination.
However, we are SURE that condom is NOT a 100 % total protection. But we are also sure that it is a "very good" protection if you wear it correctly at the right time and use it with a regular control of breaking (with light during intercourse!). The total risk of using condom, combined with the risk that your partner is positive or not and the risk of the type of role you have in your sexual relationship (insertive? anal? etc.), is becoming extremely low (less than 0.1%). For us, it is enough to promote the condom instead of the abstinence since we are sure that at the grass rooted level, asking too much drives to worse attitude than to accept reasonable risk.
Attention!!!! You can never consider that faithfulness is safer than "safe sex". The main problem is that confidence directly depends of morality and lucidity of the two partners... Unfortunately, statistics proof clearly that confidence is a dangerous investment in practice. Millions of faithful people have died, are dying and will die of aids because they have misunderstood or still misunderstand now that even the best partner can fail one day, one hour, one minute... Please see the page dedicated to confidence and faithfulness.
UNAIDS (May 2004) does not hesitate to make this comment which does not include any rate of protection...and it is probably the most realistic presentation:
"...Carefully monitored studies have demonstrated that consistent and correct use of condoms is an effective means of protecting users and their partners against unplanned pregnancy and STDs, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS...." (Extract of the UNAIDS LIBRARY (CD) - May 2004