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Probability Of Getting HIV 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 »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm a female who has recently become involved in a sexual relationship with a new boyfriend. He told me he doesn't have any STD's, but I have always been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...might want to consider changing HIV specialists! I also bet that if that specialist found himself/herself on the wrong end of a broken condom with an HIV+ partner, he or she would have PEP meds swallowed faster than Bush can write " I souport... 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 »

HIV/BROKEN CONDOM

I recently had PROTECTED sex with another male. I was on the receiving end and prior to sexual intercourse, I asked him his status. He told me he didn't have any diseases. In the middle of intercourse, the condom broke, I'm not sure which part...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Receptive anal intercourse is the most risky behavior there is for transmission of HIV infection. The risk without a condom being used may be as high as 3% (if your partner was infected)...If the condom broke at Read more »
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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 »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test... Read more »

i have dermatofibroma, now i lost hope

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 »

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 »