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Hole In Condom Scared To Get Tested

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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 »

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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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 »
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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...being strained by a range of factors including the recession, funding cuts, higher numbers of patients resulting from expanded testing efforts, and federal guidelines recommending earlier initiation of drug therapy. Also, thanks to the efficacy... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...was done on the beach, it was dark, and i used vaseline, which I know is very very dumb now for lube. i did not notice the condom was broken when he pulled out. If the condom broke, would I be able to notice it? It looked like it was intact,... Read more »

Someone Please Reply!

Posted by athlete123, 1 Reply
...was very drunk and went to hookup with a girl that i connected with online.......when i got to her house it was just a glory hole and It was clearly a guy instead of a girl. I was horny anyway and received unprotected oral for about 5 seconds and... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 near the tip of my condom (about 1.0 cm diameter) Not sure that it was right at... 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 »