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Broken Condom Should I Get Tested

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Broken condom and testing

Hello Dr,I hate to bother you with my issues but I could use alittle bit of help. I am from Canada Eh!!...and I work most the year in Shanghai. I met a girl and hung out for a while and we happened to have sex the only problem is the condom was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...failed (broken)-condom sex carries the same STD risk as unprotected sex, your HIV risk is extremely low, because your gal-pal tested HIV negative after your wham-bam thank-you ma'am. The only way she could have transmitted HIV to you would have... Read more »

When to get tested/broken condom

I had intercourse with a female sex worker, the first time I'd had sex in almost two years. Condom... Read more »

Broken condom, central Africa, symptoms, early testing. Hotline?

Dear Dr. Kull,you site is very helpful, but is there a hotline that you can recommend where I can... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Condoms That Break in Use Do So Mostly by a "Blunt Puncture" Mechanism

...failures but rarely provide any evidence on the mechanism of failure," explained the study authors. Over a seven-year period, broken condoms returned to a supplier (SSL, Durex) via consumer complaints were examined to determine the cause of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

...won't handle it. If you feel the condom break at any point during sexual activity, stop immediately, withdraw, remove the broken condom, and put on a new condom. Ensure that adequate lubrication is used during vaginal and anal sex, which... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is extremely remote due to rigorous testing of the U.S. blood supply and donated organs. For more information, see How safe is the blood supply in the... Read more »
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broken condom - 30 seconds - broken lives

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...People, A broken condom followed by 30 seconds of exposure in vaginal sex(insertive) & this is what I have. I think following list speaks for itself Read more »

to test or not to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...believe that he/she was at a big risk for infection..my question is..being in a low risk category (vaginal intercourse with broken condom once and a few tattoos)..should i try to get tested?.. Read more »

Broken Condom-Scared Out of My MInd!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...during foreplay. He had no doubt in his mind that he was negative. And keep reassuring me of this. I am too scared to get tested because I think I may do something drastic if the results are positive. I am so scared and would like to know how... Read more »

Broken Condom

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I hade sex with someone I really didn't know that well over the weekend. During it, I realized my condom broke, and I stopped without ejaculating. So I have two big concerns. One, assuming the unlikely worst that the girl was HIV positive, what... Read more »