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Put Condom On Backwards Is It Still Effective Against Hiv

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Putting on condom backwards

Dear Doctor,Can you tell me how risky this situation is below: I (female) started to put a condom on (male) noticed that I was putting it on the wrong way.....flipped it over and continued with sex. Oral first on (him) with condom on and then sex...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.This is an example of an incorrect use of a condom. If you start to put a condom on, and you discover that you are putting it on backwards, do NOT turn it around then roll it on. If you do this, you may be exposed... Read more »

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condom put on wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an encounter with someone who i believe is hiv negative, but u never know. He started putting on condom, and saw it was on backwards, so turned it over and rolled it on. i then put on lube on the condom and in my ass, and we had anal sex. I am... Read more »

I just read the post about the backwards condom

Posted by Anonymous
I take it as a really bad sign that none of you guys knew that you can't roll a condom on backwards! Only Jackie_Blue knew the correct answer, and she's a girl! Don't you guys ever use condoms? No wonder you're always on here worrying. It only... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

Condom effectiveness?

Posted by ilmo, 2 Replies
Probably a dumb question but here it is:

I tried to bottom just over 2 weeks ago. We used a condom. He only penetrated me for 3 to 5 seconds. I made him stop because it hurt.

A condom is effective in preventing the transmission of HIV in this... Read more »