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How Does A Condom Break

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Condom breaks

What are the chances of getting the virus if the condom breaks but we catch it when it breaks ande the person is,positive....
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-It is impossible to say the chances based on just knowing that you caught condom after it broke. What I would say is that unprotected sex with a positive person is a risk for HIV. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Condom Breaking

I am Hiv + and my bf is HIV-. He is usually the top and I am usually the bottom. But sometimes we... Read more »

i want to know if while putting penis inside the anus if condom breaks

i am just putting my penis inside the anus but i am wear condom but while putting inside condom... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Size Matters: Condoms Break, Come Off During Sex, Study Shows

Of the more than one-third of people whose condom slipped off or broke during sex, 64 percent did not know what had gone wrong, according to a new survey. NOP World conducted the research, which was released by the UK sexual health charity fpa... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Condoms That Break in Use Do So Mostly by a "Blunt Puncture" Mechanism

"Published condom breakage studies typically report the percentage of failures but rarely provide any evidence on the mechanism of failure," explained the study authors. Over a seven-year period, broken condoms returned to a supplier (SSL, Durex)... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

If the Condom Breaks: New U.S. Guidelines for Non-Occupational Exposure to HIV

In case of significant accidental exposure to HIV it is important to begin a 28-day course of antiretrovirals immediately to reduce the risk that HIV infection could be established. New (January 20, 2005) U.S. guidelines for preventing HIV infection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Panhandle Bar Trades Smokes for Condoms During Spring Break

Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach, Fla., has accepted an offer from LifeStyles Condoms to buy out its cigarette inventory for just over $5,000 and substitute the supply with condoms, LifeStyles spokesperson Joe Naughton said Friday. The... Read more »
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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 heavy open mouth kissing for hours with lots of lip and tounge sucking and fingering and I am loaded with... Read more »

Condom Breaks

Posted by innocent2008
Please i wanna ask a question..because this case happens to many people when we're doing sex with a partner and condom breaks while we're in action...Does this present a great RISK of transmission of HIV ? and can anyone please tell me the... Read more »

Condom Break Continuation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok everyone I have lost my mind wondering about this, let me ask you this. We started out with very heavy open mouth kissing with tounge and lip sucking. I do not know if she had any ulcers in her mouth, none that I could see at least and I would... Read more »

Please respond I have a nervous break down???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone. 17 days ago I have sex with a sex worker. I perform vaginal sex on her. We used condom all the time. In this week I dont feel very well. Im having muscular pain and especially I feel tension on my head near my ears and neck and... Read more »