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Hole In Condom Worried I Have AIDS

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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 to pop up 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 »

protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was... 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Female condoms can be used in the vagina or rectum. For more information, see the FDA's condom brochure at www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/condom.html . Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...should trigger the parasympathetic system to send out chemicals to, in essence, neutralize the anxiety hormones to reset the whole system. However, in the case of panic attacks the system gets stuck. The parasympathetic system never kicks in and... 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 »

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 »

WORRY.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...factor when they are around, or on the area.? should i trust the fact that i have not seen a broken condom? what about tiny holes? i have recount in head many times the encounters cuase many have been while drunk, and i always react the same... 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 »