Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Risk From Condom Leakage From The Base

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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
...he or she would have PEP meds swallowed faster than Bush can write " I souport publik edekasion"3. That depends on your level of risk. For instance, some magnetic couples don't use condoms for oral sex, some may not use condoms "properly" each... 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... Read more »

Congratulations !! You are a minority now ... (CONDOM EFFICACY 2009)

Hi Doc, Probably my last query was a bit long. I will cut it short now (Not too short). I had... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

... Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, condom use cannot provide absolute Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Fact Sheet: The Truth About Condoms

...study, however, the CDC concluded that "given that N-9 has been proven ineffective against HIV transmission, the possibility of risk, with no benefit, indicates that N-9 should not be recommended as an effective means of HIV-prevention ." 1 ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...be infected. The Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor Test, another new blood test approved last year, enables physicians to predict the risk of HIV diseaseprogression by precisely measuring virus levels in blood. The test, which amplifies copies of genetic... Read more »
Connect With Others

Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...faithful servant. On a less serious note. Clearly we DO NOT ADVOCATE spreading std's but, having said that, I must point out that condoms have very severe limitations in that regard. Study after study has shown failure rates ranging between 35%... Read more »

Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
...am unaware of my partner's HIV status. She has had lots of partners (not a criticism) and I would hate to make presumptions based on the fact that she has had lots of partners. My mind is telling me that the risk was extremely low (the other... Read more »

Worried Sick

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...need not come back for the 3rd month test because he said I was at no risk (since there wasn't any breakage/slippage of the condom). But I ain't sure how a broken condom is like. When the sex worker took it off, I don't remember seeing any... 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 »