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HIV Risk Hole In Condom

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Condom holes (HOLES IN CONDOMS, 2011)

Hi Dr,Congratulations on your success and achievements in society.What do you think of the published letter to the Washington Times by C. Michael Roland, head of the Polymer Properties Section at the Naval Research laboratory in Washington, D.C. and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...he or she would have PEP meds swallowed faster than Bush can write " I souport publik edekasion"3. That depends on your level of risk. For instance, some magnetic couples don't use condoms for oral sex, some may not use condoms "properly" each... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the net about,... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

... The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) on Monday halted sales of two brands of condoms -- "Evolution" and "Hot" -- after testing revealed holes in them. "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing Read more »
The Body PRO

Genital Beading: A Risk Factor for HIV in Taiwanese Men

...Actually, they do them themselves, or they help each other [when they are] in prisons. All you need is ... to make a little hole and push the beads in. Where do they buy the beads? They also do that themselves. You just need a small piece of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia Recalls Nearly 300,000 Glow-in-the-Dark Condoms

...Australia's health watchdog agency on Thursday recalled 285,000 defective glow-in-the-dark condoms, said parliamentary Health Secretary Trish Worth. After finding the condoms had holes or were prone to break under pressure, Read more »
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hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratches or bruises were on my penis. I just tested for STD's and all returned negative. I would like to know what kind of risk I am in as the insertive partner. I am flooded with so many opnions and facts about HIV that I am so confused... Read more »

Condom used...sort of. HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...didn't ejaculate in me since he put the condom on way before that happened. I checked afterwards and everything was intact. No holes, leaks or anything like that. Now Im just paranoid about the "before condom" part. Is it likely that I would... Read more »

living in fear.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i'm a little confused now. i did have a high risk exposure with an hiv poz person. the condom came off inside her. i tested at 13 weeks and it was negative. so is it 13 weeks conclusive or 6 month's. why would it be different Read more »

condom breakage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...if a condom were to fail- how would it fail? Tiny hole too small to see? Has anyone ever experienced a broken condom- how would you know if one broke? If a condom doesn't break, Read more »