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Can You Contract HIV From Hole In Condom

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Condom holes (HOLES IN CONDOMS, 2011)

Hi Dr,Congratulations on your success and achievements in society.What do you think of the published letter to the Washington Times by C. Michael Roland, head of the Polymer Properties Section at the Naval Research laboratory in Washington, D.C. and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Uomy,Holes in condoms?? Here we go again! I have not seen Mr. Roland's letter or his research; however, the condoms-have-holes story tends to pop up every few years. Most of the time it's related to a misinformation campaign... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the... Read more »

Little holes in condom

Hello. My partner has HIV and i'm negative. He is the top I am the bottom. His physician says... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan First Lady Says Young People Should Not Use Condoms to Avoid Contracting HIV

Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, chair of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS , on Thursday said that she is "not in favor" of promoting condoms as an HIV prevention method, Agence France-Presse reports (Agence France-Presse,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condom Use Reduces Young Women's Risk of Contracting HPV, Study Says

Young women whose partners use condoms every time they have sex are 70% less likely to contract the human papillomavirus than women whose partners use condoms less than 5% of the time, according to a study published in the June 22 edition of the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lack of Condom Use, Ignorance Contributes to HIV Spread Among Young Muslims in Southern Thailand

Young Muslims in Thailand's southern provinces are at risk of contracting HIV because their religious beliefs oppose condom use and ignorance about sex is widespread, the Bangkok Post reports. Wannakanok Pohedaedao, a 25-year-old Muslim who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil Tames AIDS With Needles, Condoms

Up to 25 percent fewer Brazilians contracted AIDS last year than in 2000 -- a sign that a controversial program distributing condoms and needles is working, the government said Monday. The estimated number of new AIDS cases in Latin America's chief... Read more »
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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 »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was recently (2 weeks ago) the insertive partner in anal sex with an hiv+ individual. Anal sex with this man lasted about 1 minute tops. As I pulled out the condom, I realized that there was a hole near the tip of my condom (about 1.0 cm... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »