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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
...frightened me a lot.The message written on the condom went something like, " although proper use of the condom may protect against HIV/Aids, it does not properly eliminate the risk".That seemed a little bit in contradiction to what I have read... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

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

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

...Bureau of Standards (ZABS) on Monday halted sales of two brands of condoms -- "Evolution" and "Hot" -- after testing revealed holes in them. "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

D.C. AIDS Director Abruptly Resigns

...agencies that did receive money spent it on lavish travel. "There's no question that we dug ourselves into a very substantial hole," said D.C. Council member David A. Catania. "There's no question that she was working to change that." The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Activists Schedule "Crisis" Summit to Find Solutions for Budget Hole

... The AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advocacy Association (AAA+), along with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will host "ADAPs in Crisis: Preparing Read more »
The Body

Hold the Celebrations: Antiretroviral Drugs Not Promised to Prevent HIV

...that a gay man working for even a below average salary has enough health insurance to cover such a bill for prevention (donut holes aside). Most insurance companies are more comfortable with paying for less expensive methods of prevention such... Read more »
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unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
...minute or two. When I withdrew the condom was intact, I held it and it had all the cum contained within it. I couldn't see any holes or rips. Could there have been something about her putting the condom in her mouth or unrolling with... Read more »

Condom used...sort of. HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...didn't ejaculate in me since he put the condom on way before that happened. I checked afterwards and everything was intact. No holes, leaks or anything like that. Now Im just paranoid about the "before condom" part. Is it likely that I would... Read more »

Condom Breakage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a 29 year old male who had a "safe" sex with another male a week ago. I was insertive and I used a condom.After two or three minutes I realized that the condom burst.Luckily, it slightly burst.My cock was still completely covered only Read more »

Please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...How can you tell when a condom breaks, would you be able to tell when you take it out or could there be a little hole that is hard to identify. I had protected sex with a woman I meet in a bar she told me twice that she was cleaned and asked for Read more »