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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 »

broken condom

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the risks if a condom breaks, and contact was only for 1-2 seconds before withdrawal. My contact was with a sex worker and the condom broke. She heard the breaking sound and quickly withdrew. Hence 1-2 seconds. I asked her later if she... Read more »

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 as to what I have:
1. PN [burning palms & soles from 10 day onwards]
2. joint aches
3. stomach... Read more »

broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am extremely worried, am 22 year old guy went to bali for holiday and had sex with a prostitute in massage parlour. i used a condom but after bout 30 seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »
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BROKEN CONDOM

Hello Doctor , I am worry about my partner (HIV -) My VL is undetectable and cd4 700+ but last weekend we had anal sex and the condom was broken , I told him that he need to get test it , I am very worry about the situation , I do not want to infect...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiRecently there have been studies released that show that in magnetic partners (one being HIV positive and the other negative)if the positive partner is on antiretroviral medications has an undetectable viral load and no other STI's (Sexually... Read more »

Broken condom unkown partner status

8 days ago I had sex with a guy whom HIV status is unkown to me. We started by having safe sex, but in a change of position I noticed that the condom broke. I change the condom right away since I was active. We were using water base lubricant, and I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Overall, I'd say that the likelihood of HIV transmission was fairly low. Here is why:1. You were the insertive partner. The insertive/active partner is at a much lower risk than the receptive/passive partner.2. You started with a... Read more »

Broken condom with transgender

During insertive anal sex with a transgender(MTF), the condom broke. The time of unprotected sex because of the broken condom was at most 1 minute, if that. Half of the condom was missing, leaving my head unprotected. Upon realizing the condom...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Given the circumstances, I'd say transmission is unlikely. It's true, a broken condom does equal more risk. However, given the amount of time, that it was a one-time occurrence, and the fact that you were the insertive partner all... Read more »

Condom broken with prostitute, should I get PE?

Dear Doctor,I had sex with a prostitute and the condom broke. The sex lasted 8-10 minutes, thinking back the condom must have broke almost immediately. Less than 12 hours passed since then.She claims that she is negative and was tested recently.I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Alex and thanks for your post.If you've had a potential exposure to HIV (as you may have had), then non-occupational exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) guidelines would suggest treatment, if treatment can be initiated with 72 hours of the event.... Read more »
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Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condoms' Effectiveness in Preventing STDs, Including HIV, at Center of Debate on Revising Package Labels

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Treated With Silver Nanoparticles Could "Completely Inactivate" HIV, Other STDs: Researchers

Condoms have a 15 percent failure rate. Also, they do not completely protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, when researchers at the University of Manitoba soaked condoms in a solution of microscopic silver nanoparticles, the... Read more »