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Odds Of Infection 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 »

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 »

Testing condoms for holes

After the intercourse, I found the condom had two tiny holes that could leak water from inside. I... 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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

Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part One

...Columbian Cardinal Alfonzo Lopez Trujillo had the dubious honor of infamously claiming that the HIV virus can pass through tiny holes in latex condoms! WOWZA! Excuse me, but aren't popes, cardinals and bishops supposed to at least tell the truth?... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...Use a water-based lubricant with condoms. Do not use baby oil or other oil-based lubricants such as Vaseline. These may cause holes to form in the condom, causing it to break. Products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 (found in most... Read more »
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hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 my urethra during intercourse but... 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 and Read more »

Please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...How can you tell when a condom breaks, would you be able to tell when you take it out or could there be a little hole that is hard to identify. I had protected sex with a woman I meet in a bar she told me twice that she was cleaned and asked for Read more »

He didn't tell me he was positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Until after we had sex and didn't use a condom. How can this bastard be so careless? I am a 42 year old single mother and yes I know I should have been more responsible. Read more »