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Hole In Condom And Risk Of 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
...needlestick injuries to health care workers. In that study the prompt initiation of AZT was associated with an 81% decrease in the risk of acquiring HIV. In the nonoccupational arena we have data from observational studies and registries.... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was... Read more »

HIV Despite Condom Use?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! I am a gay man who has receptive anal sex, a... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
The Body PRO

Genital Beading: A Risk Factor for HIV in Taiwanese Men

...think genital beading is a risk factor for HIV? Well, once you put the genital beading in your penis, it's harder to put a condom on. It really hurts their penis once they have sexual intercourse. [Also,] if they didn't put a condom on, the... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV to others. Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV Abstinence from Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia Recalls Nearly 300,000 Glow-in-the-Dark Condoms

...Australia's health watchdog agency on Thursday recalled 285,000 defective glow-in-the-dark condoms, said parliamentary Health Secretary Trish Worth. After finding the condoms had holes or were prone to break under pressure, Read more »
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hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratches or bruises were on my penis. I just tested for STD's and all returned negative. I would like to know what kind of risk I am in as the insertive partner. I am flooded with so many opnions and facts about HIV that I am so confused... Read more »

living in fear.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i'm a little confused now. i did have a high risk exposure with an hiv poz person. the condom came off inside her. i tested at 13 weeks and it was negative. so is it 13 weeks conclusive or 6 month's. why would it be different Read more »

Condom used...sort of. HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...leaks or anything like that. Now Im just paranoid about the "before condom" part. Is it likely that I would have contracted HIV (if he would somehow be positive) through the few minutes of unprotected intercourse we had?? Thanks for any help you... 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 Read more »