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HIV Test After 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
...STD pathogens, including HIV. Therefore, if you did use a latex condom properly and the condom did not fail, I do not believe HIV testing is warranted.There are many reasons condom effectiveness in preventing HIV may be compromised. For instance,... 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 »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing Read more »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

An HIVer Finds Unique Ways to Educate Gay Men About HIV

...and information. If you need something else, let me know." Sometimes the health department will come down with a van and do HIV testing. Another time when we talked, you mentioned doing outreach to transgendered people in parks. Yes. Is that... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...with your partner before having sex. Then practice safer sex techniques to prevent infection. Use a new latex barrier (a male condom, female condom, or dental dam) at each vaginal, anal, or oral sex encounter. Use a water-based lubricant with... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies It looked like it was intact, but could there have been a small hole. It was not ripped from tip to bottom... I had an HIV test about three + weeks after the encounter which came back negative. i just am freaking out for this current... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...insertive partner in anal sex with an hiv+ individual. Anal sex with this man lasted about 1 minute tops. As I pulled out the condom, I realized that there was a hole near the tip of my condom (about 1.0 cm diameter) Not sure that it was right at... Read more »

condom breakage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...experienced a broken condom- how would you know if one broke? If a condom doesn't break, are you at risk for HIV? Should people test for HIV after having protected sex? Read more »

HIV in prisons

Posted by curious_about, 3 Replies
... I've been thinking about it because I work at a place that provides HIV healthcare and there has been talk about mandatory HIV testing in prisons. I know some states have it. I can think of some problems with this rule but maybe it could be... Read more »