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Condom Scared To Get Tested

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Really Scared: Water Test + Condom Effectiveness Against Blood

Ryan,Hi. In my foolish attempt to please a female sex worker, I had vaginal sex with her with a latex condom. The condom was put on me before we started. What scared me is that when we finished (only about 1 min), I noticed that there was some...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...1) The water test is an accurate way to determine if there are leaks in a condom. It is not a foolproof method, but in most cases, good enough.2) If there are no obvious leaks in the condom, then it is safe Read more »

Slept with a Hiv+,condom broke and tested Negative 6 months later

My partner is HIV+ and im -!! condom while i was on top of her in March!! But was too scared to... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Put an End to Your Fears, Stop Googling, and Go Get Tested

...had HIV, was more than terrifying. I'd rather not know. I'd rather play my ritual game and be the judge myself. I'd rather sit scared every night playing the "rule it out game" or relying on Google to answer questions in the way I wanted them... Read more »
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Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

...commissioner for the NYC DOHMH's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control told FishbowlNY , "Silence is no solution." The use of fear is not new when it comes to HIV prevention, and when looking at how far (or not far) we have come in the past... Read more »
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My Take on Condoms

... What can we do to encourage our peers to wear condoms? We can remind them that HIV doesn't discriminate, along with other STDs and pregnancy. We must continue to speak on HIV and Read more »
Housing Works

Charles King Op-Ed: Shock Tactics Won't Stop HIV

...still wouldn't be effective. Scare tactics -- alone -- don't work. Take the gruesome anti-smoking ads the city used to run. Yes, fear might have gotten you to think about stopping smoking, but when fear ran out, you had other incentives to kick... 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 »

I am pretty sure and am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...then yesterday my lymph node appeared to be swollen. It is about a pea-size, swollen at my neck (just one node). So I am very scared...and scared to get tested. Anyone with similar experience, any advice? Thank so much. Read more »

just test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i'll keep this brief if i can....went through an anxiety roller coaster this past winter and spring of fear of HIV. I tested 6 wks later, neg. After my fearful possible exposure within the time frame we read about I had flu like symptoms, Read more »