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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From 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
...Hello Uomy,Holes in condoms?? Here we go again! I have not seen Mr. Roland's letter or his research; however, the condoms-have-holes story tends to pop up 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 »

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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

...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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Activists Schedule "Crisis" Summit to Find Solutions for Budget Hole

...available private resources, and other remedies to move beyond waiting lists and improve access to care for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Using funds from the federal Ryan White program, ADAPs in all 50 states provide HIV-positive... Read more »
The Body

Hold the Celebrations: Antiretroviral Drugs Not Promised to Prevent HIV

...infections. This is the first medical breakthrough since the announcement of the vaginal gel Tenofovir at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna this summer. The Washington Post quoted Mitchell Warren, director of the AIDS advocacy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths Read more »
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Condom used...sort of. HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...didn't ejaculate in me since he put the condom on way before that happened. I checked afterwards and everything was intact. No holes, leaks or anything like that. Now Im just paranoid about the "before condom" part. Is it likely that I would... Read more »

My GF is HIV +, now me?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I am going to make this as short as possible. I fell in love with a girl and she told me she was HIV +, I didnt mind, my love to her was unconditional!! We decided to take it bit by bit, so we said we will not have sex right away. Read more »

hole in condom; need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hiv+ individual. Anal sex with this man lasted about 1 minute tops. As I pulled out the condom, I realized that there was a hole near the tip of my condom (about 1.0 cm diameter) Not sure that it was right at my urethra during intercourse but... Read more »

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 »