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Risk Of Hole In Condom

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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 »

Holes in Latex Condom (CONDOMS)

Hello Dr. These last days there had been a lot of "bad information" circulating on the net about,... Read more »

Receptive anal sex with a condom

Hi. I had sex today with a guy who I am unsure as to his HIV status, beyond him telling me he was... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

... The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) on Monday halted sales of two brands of condoms -- "Evolution" and "Hot" -- after testing revealed holes in them. "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing Read more »
The Body PRO

Genital Beading: A Risk Factor for HIV in Taiwanese Men

...think genital beading is a risk factor for HIV? Well, once you put the genital beading in your penis, it's harder to put a condom on. It really hurts their penis once they have sexual intercourse. [Also,] if they didn't put a condom on, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia Recalls Nearly 300,000 Glow-in-the-Dark Condoms

...Administration ordered the prophylactics off the shelves. "Clearly condoms that develop holes pose a significant public health risk as they can increase the likelihood of transmission of STDs including HIV and hepatitis C," Worth said. "Many... Read more »
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Posted by athlete123, 1 Reply
...was clearly a guy instead of a girl. I was horny anyway and received unprotected oral for about 5 seconds and then i put on a condom and performed insertive anal sex. I had to push veru hard to get get my penis in the anus. I also must have... Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratches or bruises were on my penis. I just tested for STD's and all returned negative. I would like to know what kind of risk I am in as the insertive partner. I am flooded with so many opnions and facts about HIV that I am so confused... Read more »

living in fear.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i'm a little confused now. i did have a high risk exposure with an hiv poz person. the condom came off inside her. i tested at 13 weeks and it was negative. so is it 13 weeks conclusive or 6 month's. why would it be different Read more »

Condom Break

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Would a condom have to break pretty obviously to have any risk of transmitting, because I had protected sex with someone a month ago, with some heavy open mouth kissing for hours with lots of Read more »