The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

I Used A Condom But I Am Still Panicked About Hiv Infection

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

panicked...broken condom, he didn't tell me

Hi Dr. Bob...thanks for such a wonderful service.Last Thursday, I hooked up with a guy online, and was the bottom in protected anal sex. I always practice safe anal sex...always.Well, I found out (after several minutes at least), that the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Not sure I have words of wisdom and/or advice that will significantly help your situation, other than to encourage you to keep things in perspective as you endure the window period waiting for your definitive HIV test results.On the downside,... Read more »

another truly panicked finger question

Dear Dr. Bob,I'm sorry as I don't want to bother you with yet another finger question,... Read more »

Phlebotomy accident: Panicking

I have been HIV infected for 5 years. Earlier this week, I was made to be a guinea pig for a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Behaviour, Condom Use, and Disclosure of HIV Status in HIV Infected Heterosexual Individuals Attending an Inner London HIV Clinic

In 2001, the National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV for England emphasized the role of HIV services in reducing secondary transmission of HIV through prevention work with HIV patients. The researchers undertook the current study to determine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel

Introduction Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including HIV Infection HIV, the Virus That Causes AIDS Other Diseases Transmitted by Genital Secretions, Including Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis Genital Ulcer Diseases and HPV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican Tells People Worldwide That Condoms Do Not Prevent HIV Infection, Despite Scientific Consensus That They Do

Members of the Roman Catholic clergy are telling people worldwide that condoms are permeable enough to allow HIV to pass through, despite scientific consensus that condoms are effective in preventing HIV transmission, London's Guardian reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pope Says Condoms Are Justified in Some Cases to Prevent HIV Infection

"Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that condoms can be justified for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV, a stunning comment for a church criticized for its opposition to condoms and for a pontiff who has blamed them for making the... Read more »
Connect With Others

I'm Panicked--Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I woke up with one of those moments of clarity, that you only get after you've had a decent night's sleep and have turned down all of the "noise" in your head.

I've posted here before and I apologize for agonizing over this. I'm panicked.

I'm married... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help... I need someone to answer, I think I will go crazy again.

I posted here (but it's too far back for anyone to read): Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV poz since 1990. Was doing well on PI's until recently,
CD4 dropping quickly, viral load going up quickly also. Will no doubt be changing meds. Worried that I may have side effects or not tolerate these as well, I did well with combo am on. Will... Read more »