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Condom broke- discordant relationship

I'm a female, partner is HIV+ male. Vaginal sex, condom broke, he felt it, pulled out, and ejaculated outside. His last VL was undetectable range about 1 1/2 months ago. He 'felt' that there was no ejaculation inside of me. What is my...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I see pretty much no risk here. He is undetectable, he pulled out immediately, and to top it off you took PEP within minutes of the event. If you become infected it would be a topic for a major article in a medical journal.Of course, condoms do... Read more »

questions about condoms (CONDOMS)

Ok 2 quick question, 1- Are condoms intergrity jeopardized when the condom is stored in extreme weather, such as extremely hot or extremely cold tempatures? I have kept mine in the glove box of my car and i just wonder if the extreme heat in there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Extremes of temperature can affect latex condom integrity. They should not be kept in hot glove boxes in cars. (See below.)2.Condoms can be used incorrectly in a variety of ways, beginning with using the incorrect condom for STD prevention!... Read more »

Can a Magnetic Relationship Work?

Hey there doctor:Just starting a magnetic relationship - he is positive. I really like this guy. But I am SCARED as hell. He is a total bottom, I am a top. He enjoys anal sex - but I am scared of the condom breaking. How ironic, I have never had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sex with nonstop worry is anything but mind blowing. I suggest you and your lover begin by reading through the information about magnetic couples in the archives of this forum. Communication is key. Your sex rituals need to be based on what... Read more »

Story of my relationship .... from Argentina ! ! !

Dear Dr. Bob, First of all I want to thank you for being such a help for everyone. Anyway, here's my story. I've always been extremely afraid of almost everything; specially AIDS. That's why I never had sex with a sex worker (even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nacho,Unsafe sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Why not have both you and your girlfriend get an HIV rapid test. It provides accurate results in just 20 minutes. Most likely you'll both be negative and that should put... Read more »
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Poz/Neg Relationship

Posted by Anonymous
I am in a long-term relationship...I am POZ, my partner is NEG. We have been together for over 2 years now, and in our relationship I am the "bottom". Now, I am all for barebacking, and have done it a few times with other POZ guys (this stopped... Read more »

Newly in a +/- relationship.

Posted by PozNegTrueLove, 3 Replies
Hello. I am looking for support and friendship. I just recently decided to enter into a relationship with a man who is HIV+. I am negative (According to a rapid test I had done at the local HIV/AIDS center a few days ago.) My boyfriend and I have... Read more »

Calling all poz partners in +/- relationships.....

Posted by PozNRG, 4 Replies
To all Poz partners,... does your nervousness about getting infected ever go away? Does it ever fade? Disappear? Is there ever a level or point that you reach that is comfortable, and at ease?
My poz partner is beside himself. How have you... Read more »

freaking out...new relationship with POS man...

Posted by plenty, 7 Replies
i have recently met and fell hard for a young man who is HIV positive. i am negative. we are refraining from anal intercourse and i have not given him oral sex. however, he did give me oral sex and we do a lot of heavy kissing. i am having a total... Read more »