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Herpes After Touching Used Condom Worried I Have HIV

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touched condom and penis really worried

Dear Doctor,I had protected sex with a sex worker 3 weeks back after ejaculation I touched the condom from outside and unknowingly I used the same fingers to clean tip of my penis. Just I rubbed it once I am not sure I touched mucous membrane. It...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Veginal fluid???" Hmmm . . . sounds like V-8 juice.Your HIV-transmission risk is essentially nonexistent. Relax! HIV is not all that easy to contract!I'm confident your three-month definitive test will be negative!Good luck!Dr.... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »

touch condom and tissue paper

I SLEPT WITH A PROSTITUTE WITH A CONDOM BUT DID NOT BURST.I SUCKED HER BREAST AND ALSO SHE SUCKED... Read more »
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Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

Consistent condom use is an "important" tool in preventing genital herpes, according to Dr. Emily T. Martin of Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of Washington-Seattle. Though condoms' effectiveness in stopping the spread of... Read more »
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"We Feel So Attached to Them": Med Student Overcomes Fear of HIV to Cuddle Children and Touch the Dying in the Slums of India

Prior to starting her second year of medical studies at University of Alberta (UA) this fall, Aisha Khatib is spending this summer working as an HIV/AIDS educator in Pune, India. Khatib is working for the Deep Griha Society in Pune, which is south... Read more »
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Condoms Treated With Silver Nanoparticles Could "Completely Inactivate" HIV, Other STDs: Researchers

Condoms have a 15 percent failure rate. Also, they do not completely protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, when researchers at the University of Manitoba soaked condoms in a solution of microscopic silver nanoparticles, the... Read more »
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About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »

Found an open condom wrapper, so yeah I'm worried.

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
So yeah, I accidentally touched it. I'm just wondering if there's anyway to get hiv from it if there was a small amount of cum on it(so small that would notice it unless you actually touched it)

I'm also curious if this what websites are talking... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey,
My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »

touched a condom then myself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
You make an awful lot of assumptions Guess. I tend to agree with the other poster in that you are grasping at straws to convince yourself you are infected. Nobody knows how many women were infected by precum alone and I doubt you are the current... Read more »