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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Hole In Condom

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Ask the Experts

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 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 »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the net about,... Read more »
Articles
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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths 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 Read more »
The Body PRO

Genital Beading: A Risk Factor for HIV in Taiwanese Men

...think genital beading is a risk factor for HIV? Well, once you put the genital beading in your penis, it's harder to put a condom on. It really hurts their penis once they have sexual intercourse. [Also,] if they didn't put a condom on, the... Read more »
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hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 diameter) Not sure that it was right at... Read more »

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 Read more »

Condom Sabotage: Your Stories??

Posted by Safewomenstories
...board know about a new storytelling project that's being launched by the Family Violence Prevention Fund for people with HIV/AIDS to share their experiences. If you've ever experienced any kind of reproductive coercion -- from holes poked in... Read more »

Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The three main failure modes for condoms that I know of are a) failure to use one b) slipping off c) breakage - and they usually break in a big way (like a balloon) Read more »