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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Hole In Condom

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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 »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort... Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm... 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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

Intro to Me

...with you?" Her words echoed in my mind as I picked him up and returned to my OBGYN for the 2nd time that week. We joked the whole drive there, wondering what box I checked wrong for a test I had failed. We just got married in November and found... 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 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 »

Anxiety (attack)

Posted by worriedsick, 3 Replies
...anxiety (its why i took the test, just bummed i have to wait so long. I have never had unprotected anal sex, just worried the condom broke once and I didn't know it. Its just eating me up, i just try to tell myself i am positive and by... Read more »

waiting is so hard

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...a condom with him for anal sex and he performs unprotected oral on me...although 1 time the condom did break, a big, obvious hole on the side of the condom. A few other times I noticed it slipping a lot during sex although I think the tip of my... Read more »

hope some of you help me

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...how necessary you feel it is? 3. like many of us here, i need to to test as soon as possible. thinking of a 4 week pcr test alongside an antibody test, to follow up again at 6 and 12 weeks. is it a bad idea? will it give any information earlier... Read more »