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Can Someone Get HIV From Touching Used Condom

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Table of Contents What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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Touching Condom

If I had brief protected vaginal intercourse with an HIV-infected woman and touched the condom for a second as I pulled out, could I contract HIV by say putting my hands in my mouth if my gums had been bleeding that week? Would the virus die on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello George,Touching a condom "for a second" as you pulled out after protected vaginal sex with a poz partner and then putting your hands in your mouth is not an HIV-transmission risk, even if you had bleeding gums last week. Your fears... Read more »

touched condom after vaginal sex

Dear Dr Richard Cordova.Yesterday I had sex with a sex worker. Accidentally, after sex I touched the condom and later on I probably touched me penis or skin/clothes.It is possible that I got any STD's (e.g. HIV) by touching the used condom with...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:No. I would not be concerned. You most certainly do not need PEP.In health,Richard... Read more »

after removing condom, touch the tip of penis with cut on frenulum

I had sex with a sexworker. Some people to told me that the girl had a HIV or HIV+, but i didnt know it 'til now.We had protected sex, i was wearing a condom..and after that, she was very wet when i remove my penis from her. The condom was wet...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. Your risk of infection in a situation like this would be extremely low. So low, that I would feel comfortable saying you were not at risk in this situation. In health,Richard... Read more »

after removing condom, i touch the tip of my penis

I had sex with a sexworker. Some people to told me that the girl had a HIV or HIV+, but i didnt know it 'til now.We had protected sex, i was wearing a condom..and after that,she was very wet when i remove my penis from her. The condom was wet...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. You were not at risk in a situation like this. Transmission occurs when your partners fluids are forced inside your urethra during the thrusting motion of intercourse. Just getting fluids near the opening of your... Read more »
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touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
You make an awful lot of assumptions Guess. I tend to agree with the other poster in that you are grasping at straws to convince yourself you are infected. Nobody knows how many women were infected by precum alone and I doubt you are the current... Read more »

About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »

Paper cut guy is touching condom guy also

Posted by Anonymous
Do you notice some have the paper cut question and touching condom question, they are one in the same

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Enough about paper cut (touching condoms) freak

Posted by Anonymous
Yeah from what i heard from dude those posts under other peoples name late last night were all from paper cut guy, he wated until everyone was sleeping so we wouldnt catch him. Im registered now. If everyone does this , he'll have to go back to... Read more »