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hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was recently (2 weeks ago) the insertive partner in anal sex with an 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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV & Condoms
Posted: Sep 21, 2000

Last evening a friend told me he heard that HIV is smaller than the smallest pores in condoms and that the virus can pass through condom membranes. Have you heard this or is it just another rumor?

Thanks in... Read more »

condom breakage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
if a condom were to fail- how would it fail? Tiny hole too small to see? Has anyone ever experienced a broken condom- how would you know if one broke? If a condom doesn't break, are you at risk for HIV? Should people test for HIV after having... Read more »

falling in a hole

Posted by daisey6205, 2 Replies
We all run into hard times, or challenges, as we head down our paths through life. However, some of us seem to get stuck in what appears to be a continuous cycle of 'bad luck.' This cycle slams us down and forces us to battle ghosts, or old... Read more »

5 minutes, 5 months of Anxiety HELP!

Posted by GlassHalfFull, 3 Replies
Hi ! I am new to this site & i want to first start off by saying what a great place this is! I have browsed all over the internet & this seems to be the most informative and helpful community when it comes to HIV. But let's get down to the... Read more »
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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 to pop up every few years. Most of the time it's related to a misinformation campaign... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the net about, the fact that the holes in the latex condom, are about 100 times bigger than an HIV particle, so the virus could pass the intact condom. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct the information about holey condoms is "bad information" often generated and perpetuated by the holiest of holies, the Vatican. Religion obviously is based solely on beliefs, be they virgin births, walking on water,... Read more »

10 lessons to the A-HOLE WHO TOLD OFF DR. BOB!!!!

Dr. Bob,You rock! You deserve nothing more than a medal of honor for all the effort you put up against the fight with hiv, all your assistance you put into this site, and just your compassion you put into caring for everyone who posts a question to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Have you considered contacting the writers for the David Letterman show? They could use your help with their top 10 lists! Thanks for your support and wise witty retort! It sure would be nice if these obnoxious anxious folks would spend their... Read more »

Testing condoms for holes

After the intercourse, I found the condom had two tiny holes that could leak water from inside. I don't know the HIV status of my partner. How is my odds getting infected?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. You should never test a condom yourself to see if there are any holes in it. This is for several reasons:1) Condoms are checked for holes and manufacturing defects in the factory prior to being sold. Therefore... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

The Zambia 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

60 Minutes Examines PEPFAR in Uganda

CBS News' 60 Minutes reports from Uganda about how PEPFAR has helped people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the country and the challenges Uganda still faces in fighting the spread of the virus. The show includes interviews with Peter Mugyenyi of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One Filipino Gets HIV Every 90 Minutes -- AIDS Council

The Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) data reported that one Filipino is infected with HIV every 1.5 hours. According to Dr. Ferchito Avelino, PNAC executive director, the country was experiencing a "fast and furious" epidemic. Since 1984, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Female Company's Female Condoms Examined

Fortune Small Business / examines The Female Health Company's efforts to create and sell a female condom. When the current CEO joined the company in 1985, the "very notion of a female condom had a rough road ahead," Fortune Small... Read more »