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Hole In Condom How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For 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
...frightened me a lot.The message written on the condom went something like, " although proper use of the condom may protect against HIV/Aids, it does not properly eliminate the risk".That seemed a little bit in contradiction to what I have read... Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen... Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm... Read more »
Articles
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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

D.C. AIDS Director Abruptly Resigns

...agencies that did receive money spent it on lavish travel. "There's no question that we dug ourselves into a very substantial hole," said D.C. Council member David A. Catania. "There's no question that she was working to change that." The... 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 »
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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 »

Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
...could provide any wisdom with dealing with this debilitating anxiety (its why i took the test, just bummed i have to wait so long. I have never had unprotected anal sex, just worried the condom broke once and I didn't know it. Its just... Read more »

My GF is HIV +, now me?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...like a cuticle or a hang nail cut?I thought that deep kissing doesnot transmit HIV, but I also read that deep kissing for a long time carries a risk for HIv transmssion! I do have gum disease, I know that, but I never tasted blood and I never... 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 »