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Dry Mouth After Hole In Condom Worried I Have HIV

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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
...Hello Uomy,Holes in condoms?? Here we go again! I have not seen Mr. Roland's letter or his research; however, the condoms-have-holes story tends Read more »

Worried sick of possible HIV infection

I am new to this site but have found great info. here. I have searched archives and found some... Read more »

I used handsanitizer on my penis after sex

Dr Bob,You are truly a great man I learned a great deal from this website. The donation is on it's... Read more »
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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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...called "rubbers." Most condoms today are latex or polyurethane. Lambskin condoms can prevent pregnancy. However, they have tiny holes (pores) that are large enough for HIV to get through. Lambskin condoms do not prevent the spread of HIV. Latex... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Counterfeit Condoms Have Health Officials Worried

... The Los Angeles Times examines how an increase in counterfeit condoms in China has health officials fearing the worst -- the products "may in fact spread infectious diseases, tarnishing the axiom Read more »
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unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
...weeks later I started have twitches and nerve pain sensations. At 4.5 weeks this subsided mostly but I developed an extremely dry mouth (xerostomia) which I still have now at the 8 week mark and one of the few unmedicated related causes is hiv. ... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Well here is my situation had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 Read more »

Had sex without a condom and I am very worried.

Posted by latin12, 3 Replies
...time telling anyone about this experience. I don't want to tell my friends or loved ones about this because I don't want to worry them. Nevertheless, I would like to share this with other gay men who can possibly empathize with my particular... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hiv+ individual. Anal sex with this man lasted about 1 minute tops. As I pulled out the condom, I realized that there was a hole near the tip of my condom (about 1.0 cm diameter) Not sure that it was right at my urethra during intercourse but... Read more »