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Broken Condom

Nov 15, 2010

Dr. Bob,

Last night I was getting a massage from a provider when things got a little bit heated and we started into more than a massage. I feel pretty stupid at this point and a bit scared. First, I manually stimulated her and brought her to orgasm using my fingers (inside her vagina and outside of her anus). Then I got up and walked to bedroom to grab a condom, must have been up for 30 seconds or so, then came back. She then rubbed my penis with her hands which had massage oil on them. When i was aroused i wiped the oil off my penis briefly with a blanket and then put on the condom and started vaginal sex. After about 2 min or so I pulled out and pushed down near her anus but didnt enter, more like just creating friction in between her buttocks - the condom broke but i wasn't inside of her at the time. Anyway, I then rushed back to the bedroom and throughly washed my penis and the oil off. I dried off and I put on another condom went back and finished, this time no break. Sorry for the detail i just want to make sure i dont miss anything.

I'm concerned about a few things:

1. Whats my risk for HIV in this situation? I am concerned about the foreplay (my hands on her privates then using them to put on my condom) and the breakage (although I wasn't in her im sure my penis tip touched her skin and Im also scared about the integrity of the latex when its exposed to oils).

2. Should I be tested, and if so there is a special clinic in LA that offers pool sampling test, would this be reliable? I dont want to wait to have an answer.

Your other posts have been very helpful, thanks for being a reputable source of information when the forums just create so much confusion, I will definitely donate.

Thank you

Response from Dr. Frascino


1. You are correct to worry about the integrity of latex condoms when using oil-based lubricants. This most likely is the reason your condom broke (luckily while you were "outside"). Your overall HIV-acquisition risk is low.

2. Primarily for peace of mind, HIV testing would be warranted. The gold standard for HIV-diagnostic testing remains the HIV-antibody test taken outside the window period (in your case three months). I understand you don't want to wait to get your answer; however, I can assure you no one else does either. But, since you want a definitive and conclusive result, waiting is really your only reliable (and best) option.

Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's warmly appreciated. In return I'm sending my good-luck karma that your definitive three-month HIV-antibody test is negative. The odds are all in your favor.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

Is My result encouraging at 28days with these Test?
PEP started & stopped & resumed

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