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Stepped On Used Condom Risk

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Stepped on used condom

Walking outside of a restaurant, I noticed a used condom. I'm not sure how old the condom was or if the person who used it had HIV or not. Assuming the condom was only a couple minutes old, would there be a risk stepping on it. I'm...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-No there is no risk from the situation you described. But a good reason to watch where you are walking just the same. Take care,LHW... Read more »

stepping on a used condom, cuts on foot

Is it possible to get hiv if I stepped on a used condom? I'm not sure that I stepped on it but... Read more »

Stepping onto a used condom, say 12 hours old

Dear Sirs,When I was checking into my Hotel room, I accidently stepped onto a used condom that was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Asia-Pacific Region Risks "AIDS Crisis" Unless Governments, Regional Institutions "Step Up" Efforts, UNAIDS Official Says

The Asia-Pacific region risks an "AIDS crisis similar in scale to Africa's" unless national governments and regional institutions "step up" efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Kathleen Cravero said on Wednesday in Manila,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back? Australian Secondary Students' Sexual Health Knowledge and Behaviors 1992-2002

The current study examined changes in the sexual health knowledge and the sexual risk behaviors of 10th- through 12th-grade students in Australia between 1992 and 2002. Data were gathered from surveys administered at five yearly intervals.... Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Taking It Step by Step: An Interview With Dorothy and Lizabeth

Dorothy and Liz are both HIV-positive. They are both over 50. Their risks for HIV were the same, regardless of the fact that when diagnosed, one was married and one was single. "We came from the same era," explains Liz. "We believed that our men... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Papua New Guinea to Step Up Condom Distribution to Tackle HIV/AIDS

This article was reported by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics . The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reported that health officials in Papua New Guinea will combat the spread of HIV by making condoms... Read more »
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stepped on used condom in pool

Posted by newuser16, 1 Reply
hi i stepped on a used condom in a swimming pool with cuts on my feet. im worried that i cant sleep at all and i have work in the morning.....what do i do? Read more »

One Step Forward...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
and Two Steps Back.

I originally posted in early July, because I had a risky encounter with someone (I'm a male and I was the insertive partner in an unprotected act with another male).

Okay, three months later I tested negative. I was like, YEAH!... Read more »

Risk of condom

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
pls note that the condom is not safe, you are still in the risk of getting hpv genital warts during skin to skin contact because some of your genital area is not protected by condom Read more »

Pep warranted/Great risk after brused Condom?

Posted by Capricornicus, 2 Replies
Dear all,

Today I had a sexual encounter where I was penetrated analy by a guy which claimed to be HIV-. We used three condoms to make sure there were not worn out. After penetrating me for 5 minutes with the last condom we noticed there was a whole... Read more »