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Risk From Condom Leak From The Base

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Leak from the base

Dear Shannon, If a man had protected sex with a woman, after ejaculation continued to thrust. The penis get weak, this results to leak from the base of the condom. Does the man risk getting HIV? I was told the HIV virus can transmit between the male...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe person more at risk at this point is the woman. As the fluid leaking out would then be entering her vaginal area and could be exposing her. If the man does not have any sores or cuts on his penis or his groin area the risk of transmission is... Read more »

Leaking condom

If a condom does leak, is the male or female at risk for HIV or other STD's? AFter I had sex... Read more »

What is my risk based on activity?

I recently had sex with a prostitute. This is without a doubt the dumbest thing I have ever done. A... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rates of Condom and Non-Condom-Based Anal Intercourse Practices Among Homosexually Active Men in Australia: Deliberate HIV Risk Reduction?

"Three decades into the HIV epidemic and with the advancement of HIV treatments, condom and non-condom-based anal intercourse among gay men in resource-rich countries needs to be re-assessed," the authors wrote to introduce the current study. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School-Based Condom Education and Its Relations With Diagnoses of and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men in the United States

The study's authors note that potential associations between school-based condom education and sexual health outcomes, including STD diagnoses, are not well understood. In the current study, sexually active men over age 18 were asked whether they... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Condoms for the Prevention of HIV and STI Transmission

Summary Condoms are physical barriers that can reduce the risk of a sexual exposure to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are made of materials that do not allow HIV or STIs to pass through them. Condoms can be highly effective... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

What to Tell Your Patients About Safer Sex and Condom Use

Without a thorough risk assessment, many people at risk for HIV infection will go unrecognized by healthcare providers (1 ). The process of assessing a particular individual's risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus gives... Read more »
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Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
Morning all from across the pond.... wondered if anyone could help a worried Brit who has made the mistake of visiting too many websites for information and ended up focusing on the worst case scenarios!

This site appears to be extremely "level... Read more »

Standard vs. DNA Based Testing

Posted by cluelessluke, 1 Reply
Hello all!

A little over three weeks ago I had a high risk event. The condom broke with a partner with an unknown status. (I'm gay and was the insertive partner)

He said he was confident that he does not have HIV due to his safe sex habits and low... Read more »

condom spilling at the base

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is this possible? I always used protection but he never held it the base when pulling out all these other websites suggest this as safe sex....................Now, I'm even more scared..........

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protected sex with bleeding and using oil based lubricant

Posted by moe35, 1 Reply
Hi, I had protected sex with a sex worker who I noticed bled a little bit which was not noticeable until we finished. She was using an oil based lubricant. I was using an extra safe condom (thicker) and well known brand. Fearing the worst, I tested... Read more »