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Hole In Condom And HIV Testing

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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
...holes in condoms a number of times in this forum. I'll repost below a small sample of the information you can find in the archives of this forum. I also want to point out that latex condoms are way more effective in preventing HIV than your... Read more »

Testing condoms for holes

After the intercourse, I found the condom had two tiny holes that could leak water from inside. I... 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,... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

...which were manufactured by a firm based in the United Kingdom. Back to other news for August 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...other chancethat either partner may be infected. Condom manufacturers in the United States electronically test all condoms for holes and weakspots. In addition, FDA requires manufacturers to use a water test to examine samples from each batch of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Activists Schedule "Crisis" Summit to Find Solutions for Budget Hole

...available private resources, and other remedies to move beyond waiting lists and improve access to care for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Using funds from the federal Ryan White program, ADAPs in all 50 states provide HIV-positive... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...pulled out. If the condom broke, would I be able to notice it? It looked like it was intact, but could there have been a small hole. It was not ripped from tip to bottom... I had an HIV test about three + weeks after the encounter which came... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, 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 Read more »

Condom used...sort of. HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...didn't ejaculate in me since he put the condom on way before that happened. I checked afterwards and everything was intact. No holes, leaks or anything like that. Now Im just paranoid about the "before condom" part. Is it likely that I would... Read more »

Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom had 5 years to go on the expiration date when used and was used with lots of waterbased lube. I think I had sex with a HIV+ woman, so I am naturally paranoid about pin-holes in the condom. Is anyone aware of other failure modes in... Read more »