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Should I Get Tested After Broken Condom

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When to get tested/broken condom

I had intercourse with a female sex worker, the first time I'd had sex in almost two years. Condom broke. I never ejaculated. I take so many antidepressants it's almost impossible. Sex worker said condom broke "outside" or between her thighs and not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quite different if the condom broke "outside" (no HIV risk) versus "inside" the love canal. If you aren't sure, you should get tested. A single HIV test at the three-month mark is all that's needed. The odds are very much in your favor that you... Read more »

Broken condom and testing

Hello Dr,I hate to bother you with my issues but I could use alittle bit of help. I am from Canada... Read more »

Broken condom, central Africa, symptoms, early testing. Hotline?

Dear Dr. Kull,you site is very helpful, but is there a hotline that you can recommend where I can... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Condoms That Break in Use Do So Mostly by a "Blunt Puncture" Mechanism

...failures but rarely provide any evidence on the mechanism of failure," explained the study authors. Over a seven-year period, broken condoms returned to a supplier (SSL, Durex) via consumer complaints were examined to determine the cause of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

...won't handle it. If you feel the condom break at any point during sexual activity, stop immediately, withdraw, remove the broken condom, and put on a new condom. Ensure that adequate lubrication is used during vaginal and anal sex, which... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider immediately... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is extremely remote due to rigorous testing of the U.S. blood supply and donated organs. For more information, see How safe is the blood supply in the... Read more »
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Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
Last night, I had been drinking with some friends. I was on my way home when I picked up a random girl off the street. We engaged in protected intercourse however, the condom ended up breaking. Her HIV status is unknown but I asked her and she said... Read more »

broken condom - 30 seconds - broken lives

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...People, A broken condom followed by 30 seconds of exposure in vaginal sex(insertive) & this is what I have. I think following list speaks for itself Read more »

tonsillolithiasis..................please read !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...After taking a HIV test & testing negative. My tonsils were swollen the whole time, before & after the test. Now, I have white chunks of gunk in my tonsils. Read more »

Broken condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...decision. During vaginal intercourse at some point the condom broke. When I withdrew my penis (before ejaculation) and noticed the broken condom, I also noticed that she was beginning to menstuate...So not a good situation. 4 days later I was... Read more »