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Chances Of Catching HIV From Condom Leak

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Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that... Read more »

Chances of catching HIV?

This past weekend in Washington DC I came home with two african american women who i now 100%... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Condoms, chance of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello. i have slept with 2 women in the past year. I used condoms every time and didn't have a breakage or slip ever. No oral. What is my risk level? thanks a million can you get it from taking the condom off?

Robb Read more »

Chances with condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I made a hugh mistake - while on business in eastern europe, ended up with a sex worker in a hotel. It was protected and condom did not break (went on for about 10 mins, though). I am married with 2 kids and need to know the chances. Very worried... Read more »