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Can You Contract HIV From Broken Condom

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Thank you for the great service you're doing to the HIVers, I will donate to your foundation.My condom broke while having sex with a girl. She claimed that she's clean, and I took her to take both antibody and PCR tests which were both negative. But...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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...Hello,There are many variables associated with HIV transmission, such as viral strain, viral load, concurrent infections, host immunity, trauma, etc. Consequently, there is no Read more »

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what are my chances of being infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...may have been a bit vigourous as I am still very tender down there. Question 1 : What are my chances of contracting hiv given broken condom ? I do not know what stage it broke. Question 2 : Would the 'wash' that I gave myself afterwards have... Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
...when I picked up a random girl off the street. We engaged in protected intercourse however, the condom ended up breaking. Her HIV status is unknown but I asked her and she said she was married so no, she did not have HIV. My question is, how... Read more »

broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it has been 7 weeks now and i did not contract any stds as i got tested and was all clear this week..which i was told is a good thing. i am so worried... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...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 PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test... Read more »