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Too Scared To Get Tested After 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
...condoms?Apr 3, 2006Hey Dr Bob Thanks for answering our questions.Recently I bought a Trojan condom and what I found written on it frightened me a lot.The message written on the condom went something like, " although proper use of the condom may... 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 »

traumatized and scared

dear dr bob,I havent been sleeping well been good and have been in a monogamous relationship.... 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing to meet the critical electrical freedom from...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...called "rubbers." Most condoms today are latex or polyurethane. Lambskin condoms can prevent pregnancy. However, they have tiny holes (pores) that are large enough for HIV to get through. Lambskin condoms do not prevent the spread of HIV. Latex... Read more »
The Body

An HIVer Finds Unique Ways to Educate Gay Men About HIV

...this: It's an adult bookstore where they have gay videos, they have straight videos, and they have transgender videos. The whole thing, the whole shebang. But most of the people who are going into the video ? Yes. I'd say 95 percent of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...being strained by a range of factors including the recession, funding cuts, higher numbers of patients resulting from expanded testing efforts, and federal guidelines recommending earlier initiation of drug therapy. Also, thanks to the efficacy... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...pulled out. If the condom broke, would I be able to notice it? It looked like it was intact, but could there have been a small hole. It was not ripped from tip to bottom... I had an HIV test about three + weeks after the encounter which came... Read more »

Someone Please Reply!

Posted by athlete123, 1 Reply
...was very drunk and went to hookup with a girl that i connected with online.......when i got to her house it was just a glory hole and It was clearly a guy instead of a girl. I was horny anyway and received unprotected oral for about 5 seconds and... 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 »

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 »