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Condom Broke Scared I Have AIDS

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The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen pictures, and u both are very handsome men. and you both look so happy with eachother.well to my current situation on april 3, i had sex with an unknown...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a condoms as in the archives it says if condoms are used correctly there is no chance of HIv transmission. Now this is what scares me, after she gave me oral I checked to see there were no breaks, and I didn't think there were because it appeared... Read more »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was... Read more »

Please Help - Need to Ovecome Fear of Testing

Hi Dr. Bob. I'm utterly stressed and it's a bit overwhelming that I ever put myself in a postion... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Time Examines Debate Over Using Female Condom to Fight HIV/AIDS in Uganda

...let's use mine,'" Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity, said. "Many experts, however, disagree," fearing instead, "that by offering yet another choice, the government's move may only distract from other drug and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Anti-AIDS Campaigners Now Turn to Positive Advertising

...woman, tracking them from the time of HIV infection as they wasted away and eventually died. "The skeleton images, apart from scaring the public, did little to create awareness of AIDS," said Dr. Christine Ombaka of the community group Ulumbi... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Zimbabwe, Hair Salons Promote Female Condom Use to Protect Against HIV

...comfortable purchasing the condom at a salon. "Many clients say they could not buy the condom from shops and pharmacies for fear of being ridiculed by other shoppers as prostitutes or immoral," said hairdresser Memory Mabhena. "But now that it is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...feelings about their body and their health. It may be difficult to feel attractive and have a normal romantic relationship. Fear of transmitting HIV can cause an excess of caution. This might even stop all sexual activity. Review the... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...was done on the beach, it was dark, and i used vaseline, which I know is very very dumb now for lube. i did not notice the condom was broken when he pulled out. If the condom broke, would I be able to notice it? It looked like it was intact,... Read more »

Anyone caught hiv from expired condom?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...havent seen - I used expired condoms. With a guy that likes to party. I also gave oral sex and no ejaculation in the mouth. Im scared to test. After incident i had severe joint pain. No sickness, did have weakness and trouble breathing. My... Read more »

Scared of Infection...Please Help

Posted by soscared21, 5 Replies
...him....his sexual history was rather scary. Well...I know symptoms are never a reliable indicator of infection...but I'm just so scared. About 4-5 days after the incident one of the lymph nodes in my neck became hard and swollen...the one on... Read more »

Another HIV from condom question

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...of the low-risk activity of having protected sex, eventhough everyone here has stated that there is absolutely no risk. My fears still seem to surface after sex where I think through the sexual activity, and whether I may have been accidentaly... Read more »