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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through 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
Hello Uomy,Holes in condoms?? Here we go again! I have not seen Mr. Roland's letter or his research; however, the condoms-have-holes story tends to pop up every few years. Most of the time it's related to a misinformation campaign... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

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

Little holes in condom

Hello. My partner has HIV and i'm negative. He is the top I am the bottom. His physician says... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Benefits, Misconceptions, Frequency of Condom Use to Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Infections, Including HIV

The New York Times on Tuesday examined the benefits and misconceptions of condom use to protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and unplanned pregnancy. According to M. Monica Sweeney -- a member of the Presidential... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazil to Distribute 25 Million Condoms During Carnival Festivities as Part of Efforts to Stem HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The Brazilian Ministry of Health 's National Program for Sexually Transmitted Diseases plans to distribute 25 million condoms at no cost during the 2006 Carnival festivities, scheduled to take place Feb. 25-28, as part of its efforts to prevent the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil to Install Condom Dispensers in Schools to Fight AIDS

On Friday, the head of Brazil's National Program of Sexually Transmitted Diseases announced plans to place condom-dispensing machines in public schools in a bid to prevent HIV/AIDS. Mariangela Simao said 100 schools will receive the machines next... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Fact Sheet: The Truth About Condoms

Male Condom Condoms and STDs: CDC Prevention Messages Pregnancy Prevention HIV Prevention Condoms and Pregnancy Update on Nonoxynol-9 STD Prevention Condom Breakage and Slippage Condom Use Consistent and Correct Condom Use Regulations and... Read more »
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READ THIS..CONDOM HOLES???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV & Condoms
Posted: Sep 21, 2000



Last evening a friend told me he heard that HIV is smaller than the smallest pores in condoms and that the virus can pass through condom membranes. Have you heard this or is it just another rumor?

Thanks in... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was recently (2 weeks ago) the 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... Read more »

Would you always know if a condom failed?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi hopefully someone can please help me. If a condom is worn and doesn't have any visible tears or holes afterwards can you be sure HIV did not pass through? I've heard keeping a condom in your wallet can damage it, but does this mean that it is... Read more »

hiv,condoms,std's...ect

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? And what about warts? Can you be protected with a condom... Read more »