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Do People Get HIV From Condom Broke

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Condom Broke: HIV+ Male & HIV- Female

Three weeks ago my friend (female) had sex with an HIV+ guy and the condom broke. What are the chances she was infected? I heard they have treatments for people who have been exposed to HIV. Is there any thing she can do? Should she take any drugs...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi,Thank you for your question. Currently, prophylactic treatment (treatments to prevent a person from becoming infected after a KNOWN exposure to HIV) is only recommended for significant occupational exposures (for example, blood exposures to... Read more »

Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in New Zealand Have High Condom Use Rates, Survey Says

The majority of HIV-positive people in New Zealand use condoms during "casual" sex, according to a survey released on Friday by Jeffrey Grierson at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, the New Zealand Herald reports. Grierson surveyed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican Tells People Worldwide That Condoms Do Not Prevent HIV Infection, Despite Scientific Consensus That They Do

Members of the Roman Catholic clergy are telling people worldwide that condoms are permeable enough to allow HIV to pass through, despite scientific consensus that condoms are effective in preventing HIV transmission, London's Guardian reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Belgium: Cardinal Danneels Urges HIV-Positive People to Use Condoms

Despite the Vatican's opposition to the use of condoms as a way to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission, Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels -- seen as a possible successor to the pope -- urged HIV-positive people to use condoms if they have sex. Danneels... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

There is "nothing 'highly effective' about condoms when it comes to protecting young people from STDs," Shepherd Smith, president of the Institute for Youth Development , a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group that advocates risk avoidance... Read more »
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Im HIV-; Condom Broke; dont know his status

Posted by tamster2k, 1 Reply
HI! I am new. I do all that I can to be safe now that I am divorced and active again. I have had sex with two people, unprotected, in monogomus relationships. At first I was tested once a month for three months. Then I go every three months. I... Read more »

Condom Broke Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Has anyone heard of someone getting infected from a single incident where the condom broke and you were the receptive partner in anal? I know it can happen, but is it something that happens alot? I need some perspective, I know it is a risk and I... Read more »

Condom broke ..aids?

Posted by scaredfool123, 2 Replies
Hi I was in goa day before and I ended up having sex with a woman who seemed more or less healthy.
I did not wear the condom properly because it kept coming off but I held it and made sure i held it and it covered the entire penis from head to... Read more »

Condom broke, receptive

Posted by alphabetsoup, 1 Reply
Hello. I received anal sex today from my ex. The condom broke, we only realised after we finished. He came inside me. He was tested negative in December. He has had protected intercourse since with other people. He says one guy put his penis in him... Read more »