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Too Scared To Get Tested After Condom Popped

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Really Scared: Water Test + Condom Effectiveness Against Blood

Ryan,Hi. In my foolish attempt to please a female sex worker, I had vaginal sex with her with a latex condom. The condom was put on me before we started. What scared me is that when we finished (only about 1 min), I noticed that there was some...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...1) The water test is an accurate way to determine if there are leaks in a condom. It is not a foolproof method, but in most cases, good enough.2) If there are no obvious leaks in the condom, then it is safe Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen... Read more »

Don't be scared to ask her to get tested

Hello Dr. Robert. In the past I have asked you questions and you were kind enough to answer one of... Read more »
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...had HIV, was more than terrifying. I'd rather not know. I'd rather play my ritual game and be the judge myself. I'd rather sit scared every night playing the "rule it out game" or relying on Google to answer questions in the way I wanted them... Read more »
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Fear and HIV Prevention Shouldn't Mix

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...What a parents informs the child of at a young age will always stay with them as they grow up into an adult. Parents can't be afraid to talk about adult topics with teenagers. One small conversation could save your child's life. I also feel that... Read more »
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...feelings about their body and their health. It may be difficult to feel attractive and have a normal romantic relationship. Fear of transmitting HIV can cause an excess of caution. This might even stop all sexual activity. Review the... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...was done on the beach, it was dark, and i used vaseline, which I know is very very dumb now for lube. i did not notice the condom was broken when he pulled out. If the condom broke, would I be able to notice it? It looked like it was intact,... Read more »

Anyone caught hiv from expired condom?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...havent seen - I used expired condoms. With a guy that likes to party. I also gave oral sex and no ejaculation in the mouth. Im scared to test. After incident i had severe joint pain. No sickness, did have weakness and trouble breathing. My... Read more »

Scared

Posted by soscared21, 7 Replies
...lymph nodes on the left side of my neck feel slightly swollen (not hurting) but just like they're making my neck stiff. I'm so scared. The rash and weight loss in combination with the neuro symptoms and the one day flu are making it impossible... Read more »

I am pretty sure and am scared

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...then yesterday my lymph node appeared to be swollen. It is about a pea-size, swollen at my neck (just one node). So I am very scared...and scared to get tested. Anyone with similar experience, any advice? Thank so much. Read more »