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Risk Of HIV Negative Partner And Condom Break

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Condom Breaking

I am Hiv + and my bf is HIV-. He is usually the top and I am usually the bottom. But sometimes we switch. We were having sex and I was using a condom, and after I ejaculated I pulled out and pulled off the condom but noticed it had broke. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...combination antiretroviral therapy that drives the HIV plasma viral load down to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission, but does not eliminate it. PEP would be recommended if it could be started soon (and no... Read more »

Condom broke? Risks and PEP consideration?

Hello Dr. Frascino (or whomever can answer my question):I am a single gay male who doesn't have sex... 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

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...open discussions about your desires, your fears, and your limits. Agree on ways of sexual expression that fit with the level of risk you are comfortable with. Talking to a sexual or relationship counselor can help. Reducing the Risks ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Breaking the Silence

...negotiation, gender norms, and marital expectations. Prevention efforts which solely promote consistent condom use with every partner fail to take into account these factors or many individuals' desire to have children. Providing women with a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
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condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
...it was to late (we already finish the climax) I have been undetectable with CD4 on the 600 for at least 2 years. what is the risk that I had infected him? How long should we wait for him to get tested and be sure? Can I infect someone if I am... Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
...status is unknown but I asked her and she said she was married so no, she did not have HIV. My question is, how much of a risk was this? The whole act was less than a minute, maybe 30-45 seconds at most. Somewhere during those 30-45 seconds the... Read more »

condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
...the odds and come to terms with my chances of infection. What kills me is the madness of knowing I once again put myself at risk (there was a LOT of alcohol involved, which probably led to the human error condom failure). I was just tested a... Read more »

Stupid Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How do you know when a condom breaks? Read more »