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Hole In Condom Risks

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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 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 »

Re; Holes in Condoms

Can I add that nitrogen and oxygen gases are possibly a thousand times smaller than an HIV virus... 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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 »
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 »
The Body

Consumer Reports Finds Seven Condom Brands Top the Rest

...submerged in water to test them for leaks; one of the tested models, the Night Light Glow in the Dark condom, was found to have holes in it more frequently than Consumer Reports liked. The testing process has its critics, however. As this ABC... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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, the Therapeutic Goods Administration ordered the prophylactics off... Read more »
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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 »

READ THIS..CONDOM HOLES???

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 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, Read more »

Condom Break

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Would a condom have to break pretty obviously to have any risk of transmitting, because I had protected sex with someone a month ago, with some Read more »