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Followup to oil and Latex

Mar 17, 2013

Thank you for answering my question. Could I get you to be a little more specific about the nature of the "decreased effectiveness". That is a pretty ambiguous term. Does decreased effectiveness mean "more likely to break" or are there risks beyond breakage?

I'm not asking this from the perspective of some future event. I know that there is a risk going into the situation but for an incedent that has already happened...the condom did not break, how likely is it that i was exposed to HIV?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi As long as the condom didn't break it is fine. It doesn't always happen but can and with water based lubricants will not.


What is the percentage of chance that HIV coud be spread through sharing smoking pipes/nasal tooters
toothbrushes used directly after someone

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