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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Broken Condom

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Broken condom and testing

Hello Dr,I hate to bother you with my issues but I could use alittle bit of help. I am from Canada Eh!!...and I work most the year in Shanghai. I met a girl and hung out for a while and we happened to have sex the only problem is the condom was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."window period" (HIV infected but not having high enough levels of anti-HIV antibodies to trigger a positive test result). The likelihood of this scenario is, of course, remote at best. Your 18-day negative test can be considered encouraging, but... Read more »

PEP for an episode of broken condom

Dear Doctor:Yesterday I had a possible exposure to HIV when the condom broke while having sex with an Escort. She claimed to be "clean", but her status is probably unknown. I was given a PEP regimen of Trvada and Isentress by the HIV specalist....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Tanush,The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 Read more »

Scared to Death of Togo

I traveled to Togo Africa for work recently ( 2 trips). I was aware that they are number 5 in the owrld for hiv. I was scared to death to touch any women. My first trip I gave in at the end, due to lack of food, and basicaly a subconcouis death...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...You were "scared to death to touch any women" during your recent business trips to Togo, because there is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in that country. But despite these fears, on your very first trip you hooked up with a hooker because you were... Read more »

Broken Leg and a Broken Condom

Dr. Frascino,I just wanted to thank you for all your advise and professionalism in this forum. Before finding this I had been worrying myself sick. I broke my leg a month ago, but that is not all I broke. I went to get a massage and ended up having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...found the information here enlightening and reassuring. I agree the odds are very much on your side for not having contracted HIV from this indiscretion. You are also correct that I am going to advise you to level with your wife. Strong... Read more »
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Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...shoulders,arms,hands,knee, stomach and back, which according to a bunch of experts in different websites is a lot of times related to people with hiv, lupus or leukemia but the one thing that has me going nuts is that my risk was on may 5th so it... Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
...when I picked up a random girl off the street. We engaged in protected intercourse however, the condom ended up breaking. Her HIV status is unknown but I asked her and she said she was married so no, she did not have HIV. My question is, how... Read more »

Flipping!!! Broken Condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...happen before. Does anyone know if there is any truth to what I have heard about a 'cocktail' one can receive to reduce any likelihood of HIV infection? If anyone knows of anything like this, please share it with me. I am absolutely sick to my... Read more »

Tonsils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The right one has a couple of white spots. Is this a sign of HIv. It's been a month, since a unprotected vaginal encounter (Broken Condom). I'm losing my mind............. Cheers from the U.K Read more »