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Condom Broke Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Has anyone heard of someone getting infected from a single incident where the condom broke and you were the receptive partner in anal? I know it can happen, but is it something that happens alot? I need some perspective, I know it is a risk and I... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey,
My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »

condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ , my boyfriend is HIV(-) We use protection all the time, couple of weeks ago the condon broke while I was being the top and we did not realized until it was to late (we already finish the climax)
I have been undetectable with CD4 on the... Read more »

condom broke

Posted by aikman19702, 1 Reply
Been with my boyfriend foe a year now he is hiv positive i am not .A week ago we where making love I was the bottom this session, when finish we notice the condom had broke. I am reseined to the fact that i have been exposed. I always get tested... Read more »

condom broke can cause HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello I had weared the condom but I didn't put in. I was just rubbing my penis with her thyes but unfortuntely the condom broke. But there was no fluid or pre cum was there.
Now I found after 4 weeks that there very very small ulcer (pin head size)... Read more »
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CONDOM BROKE

HI I HAD SEX WITH A CALL GIRL AND DURING INTERCOURSE THE CONDOM BROKE. SHE SAYS SHE IS CLEAN. VERY MUCH WORRIED. NOT ABLE TO CONCENTRATE IN MY WORK JUST WORRIED WILL I GET AIDS. KINDLY HELP ME...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Good news is that this single encounter does not carry huge risk. Probably. Still, you should seek medical advice at a knowledgable clinic. If you are in the US, Europe or Australia you should be able to find medical guidance regarding need for... Read more »

condom broke

I have HIV (curently CD4 of 900 and VL 4,700). My boyfriend does not have HIV. During protected vaginal sex the condom broke. I am very concerned that he should be tested. Do you agree -- and when should he be tested (3 months, 6 months)? He...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
He should definitely be tested, with a reliable test (an antibody test) being the one to be done at 3 months after this incident. The risk of female to male transmission is 0.1%/act or less. It may be somewhat lower in your case given that your... Read more »

Undetectable HIV+ partner (bottom) I am HIV- (top) condom broke. I pulled out after less than a min and there was blood on my glans. What should I do?

I was recently having sex with my positive/undetectable bf he was bottoming and I was/am the HIV- top. The condom broke due to my size and the sex was rough. I pulled out before I felt it break and there was no blood. Checked a second time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Broken-condom or unprotected insertive anal sex with a partner known to be HIV infected does place you at risk for HIV. However, your risk of acquiring the virus has been mitigated by three factors:1. Your exposure was very brief.2. Your... Read more »

condom broke

HI I am a HIV neg male and I used a condom to penetrate a guy I met and noticed it had broken shortly after. I pulled out and was clean not blood or anything. I subsequently found out he has been HIV positive and undetecible since 1999. It is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from condom failure is the same as from unprotected sex.If it is true that your partner has an undetectable HIV plasma viral load (realize we have no way of knowing if this is true), the HIV-transmission risk would be... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rates of Condom and Non-Condom-Based Anal Intercourse Practices Among Homosexually Active Men in Australia: Deliberate HIV Risk Reduction?

"Three decades into the HIV epidemic and with the advancement of HIV treatments, condom and non-condom-based anal intercourse among gay men in resource-rich countries needs to be re-assessed," the authors wrote to introduce the current study. The... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. The amount of virus in these fluids (also known as viral load) is the most important factor that determines... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Prostitutes Raise AIDS Risk

Police who use condoms as an excuse to arrest Chinese prostitutes who flock to Hong Kong in large numbers risk fueling a rise in STDs including HIV/AIDS, social workers warned. Sex workers in Hong Kong are frequently questioned by police, searched,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Use for Preventing HIV Infection/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Multilevel Analysis of Uganda and Tanzania

Unprotected sex remains the primary mode of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the current study. The authors examined the influence of community-level factors, including health care programs and services, on condom use to prevent... Read more »