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Types Of Condom Failure And Related Risks

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Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that... Read more »

Condom failure

Hallo, first of all sorry for my bad english (I'm Italian). I had few sexual contacts ( 30... Read more »

Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philippine Government's Failure to Promote Condoms Could Result in "Explosion" of HIV/AIDS, Report Says

Although the prevalence of HIV in the Philippines is relatively low, the country's failure to promote condoms could result in an "explosion" in the disease, according to a report released on Monday by Human Rights Watch , AFP/ Yahoo! News reports... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

How to Use Condoms Correctly

Condoms are like cars: If you have an accident with one, the cause is almost certainly operator error, not mechanical failure. Indeed, the estimated failure rate of latex condoms is between 2% and 5% -- and when a condom does tear during... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Agency Versus Relational Factors: A Study of Condom Use Antecedents Among High-Risk Young African-American Women

Acknowledging that "the influence that female partners exert regarding condom use is not well known," the researchers set out to study "the relative roles of personal sexual agency and relational factors in determining whether young African-American... Read more »
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The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates

A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »

condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
Hello all,

First of all, thanks to everyone for the many great posts on here. Have been lurking for a while.

Here's my story: I am a negative male who was having protected vaginal intercourse with a woman late in her cycle (had to be told to notice)... Read more »

Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The three main failure modes for condoms that I know of are

a) failure to use one
b) slipping off
c) breakage - and they usually break in a big way (like a balloon)

I know that condoms are tested for microscopic holes at the factory (to see if they can... Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report.

Dr. Desmond... Read more »