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Hole In Condom Scared I Have 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
...condoms?Apr 3, 2006Hey Dr Bob Thanks for answering our questions.Recently I bought a Trojan condom and what I found written on it frightened me a lot.The message written on the condom went something like, " although proper use of the condom may... 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 »

traumatized and scared

dear dr bob,I havent been sleeping well been good and have been in a monogamous relationship.... 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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

... The AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advocacy Association (AAA+), along with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will host "ADAPs in Crisis: Preparing Read more »
The Body

An HIVer Finds Unique Ways to Educate Gay Men About HIV

...brushed your teeth or done anything like that and have got blood in your mouth, that's a mode of transmission. Tell me about the holes? There are holes that are cut in the sides of the walls of the booths. What are these holes called? Glory... 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 »
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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
...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 »

oil a cause to worry?

Posted by jambo, 1 Reply
...proceedd for vaginal sex. i did not see the condom break when we finished. now, some docs on the forum say that oil can cause small holes not visible to the eye which will let hiv pass. dr bob says if the condom doesnt break it does not matter... Read more »

Scared about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I am a self-proclaimed worrier about HIV but I cannot stop thinking of the possibility of having HIV. 6 weeks ago I had sex with a pro and ever since I have been worrying Read more »