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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 every few years. Most of the time it's related to a misinformation campaign... Read more »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the... Read more »

Little holes in condom

Hello. My partner has HIV and i'm negative. He is the top I am the bottom. His physician says... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Medicaid and Medicare: Ripping Holes in the Safety Net

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane."-- Martin Luther King Some forty years since these words were spoken, the United States remains the only Western industrialized country that hasn't found a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

The Zambia 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical... 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 for 2011" Jan. 29-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Discussion topics will include securing additional federal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria to Distribute 1 Billion Condoms to Stem AIDS

In the capital city Abuja, Nigerian Health Minister Alphonsus Nwosu said the government will distribute 210 million condoms to Nigerians annually over five years, beginning February, in cooperation with the National Union of Nigerian Students. Nwosu... Read more »
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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 that the virus can pass through condom membranes. Have you heard this or is it just another rumor?

Thanks in... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was recently (2 weeks ago) the 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... Read more »

Found an open condom wrapper, so yeah I'm worried.

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
So yeah, I accidentally touched it. I'm just wondering if there's anyway to get hiv from it if there was a small amount of cum on it(so small that would notice it unless you actually touched it)

I'm also curious if this what websites are talking... Read more »

Would you always know if a condom failed?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi hopefully someone can please help me. If a condom is worn and doesn't have any visible tears or holes afterwards can you be sure HIV did not pass through? I've heard keeping a condom in your wallet can damage it, but does this mean that it is... Read more »