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Can Hiv Virus Pass Through The Pores Of Condoms

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can the HIV virus pass through the pores of a latex condom?

Hi, I heard that the HIV virus is so small that it can possibly pass through the pores of a latex condom.Is this information true? Also, what are the chances of contracting HIV from performing vaginal sex on a woman that is HIV positive assuming...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You heard what? Where are you getting this information? The Department of Irresponsible and Irreproducible Results?" No, HIV cannot pass through a latex condom. Why else would we wear them? Oh yeah, there are the glow-in-the-dark ones... Read more »

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Prevention Pointers for People With HIV: How to Avoid Passing Your Virus to Someone Else

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Can he pass the virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My friend is poz currently on meds,he has undetectable viral load. How possible is it that he can pass the virus if he has unprotected sex?. Please advise. Read more »

has anyone here knowingly passed on the virus in a

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my v/l is undetectable and my health is the best its ever been. my partner and i have had a baby and both she and my partner are negative.has anyone passed on the virus, female to male or otherwise with an undetectable v/l?
i need real people facts... Read more »

Can virus be passed on shortly after infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering how soon HIV can be passed on to a partner after the point of infection? Is it possible to infect a partner in the first 2-to-3 weeks after contraction ,
or does it take a few more weeks than that for the virus to show up enough in... Read more »

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 »