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Broken condom unkown partner status

8 days ago I had sex with a guy whom HIV status is unkown to me. We started by having safe sex, but in a change of position I noticed that the condom broke. I change the condom right away since I was active. We were using water base lubricant, and I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Overall, I'd say that the likelihood of HIV transmission was fairly low. Here is why:1. You were the insertive partner. The insertive/active partner is at a much lower risk than the receptive/passive partner.2. You started with a... Read more »

HIV ,BROKEN CONDOM & DETERGENTSOLUTION

Dear Mr. RMK,Two years back I had sex with a call girl. I had put on a condom but unfotunately it broke during the intercourse. I could find it only after the withdrawl. I found the head of my penis was open.Probably the condom broke during the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Having a condom breakage happen to you can be an upsetting experience. It is important to remember that, according to the CDC, the majority of condom breaks do not result in HIV infection. The lack of condom use is more likely to be a factor in... Read more »

Broken Condom / Debilitating fatigue

Dear doc,Before asking this question I have been thoroughly scouting the website, so I wouldn't wind up asking the same question over and over. :-) I've had an (intermediate) risk encounter now 7 weeks ago. I had protected sex with a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:From the situation you are describing, the risk of HIV transmission is extremely low. I would not be concerned. Hopefully doctors can help diagnose the cause(s) of your symptoms. It is likely not HIV. I would still suggest that final test... Read more »

Risk of F to M transmission with no-break condom?

My brother went to Tijuana last weekend and had sex with a stripper. He said that he used a condom. He only did vaginal sex. He also said that there was no breakage in the condom, and no leakage. He said he had a cold sore on his mouth, and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
A latex condom that is used throughout sex and remains intact should provide total protection against HIV. Condoms studied in the lab show that HIV does not pass through the pores of a condom. However, condoms are not perfect. Studies have yielded... Read more »
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Broken Condom

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I hade sex with someone I really didn't know that well over the weekend. During it, I realized my condom broke, and I stopped without ejaculating. So I have two big concerns. One, assuming the unlikely worst that the girl was HIV positive, what... Read more »

BROKEN CONDOM/need help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry, my english is not so good. I need some answers. I when to see a prositute house with friends to hang out with no intention to have sex. Pursure suck! She gave me oral sex with a condom and later had vargianl intercourse. The next thing I know... Read more »

broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am extremely worried, am 22 year old guy went to bali for holiday and had sex with a prostitute in massage parlour. i used a condom but after bout 30 seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it... Read more »

broken condom

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the risks if a condom breaks, and contact was only for 1-2 seconds before withdrawal. My contact was with a sex worker and the condom broke. She heard the breaking sound and quickly withdrew. Hence 1-2 seconds. I asked her later if she... Read more »