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What Does It Mean If Condom Fails

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Would you always know if a condom failed?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi hopefully someone can please help me. If a condom is worn and doesn't have any visible tears or holes afterwards can you be sure HIV did not pass through? I've heard keeping a condom in your wallet can damage it, but does this mean that it is... Read more »

Condom Failed during rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I have read a lot about HIV, the way it transmits. Althoug I am little
afraid over my incident.

I was with a prostitute. I did not do any vaginal or anal intercourse.
She performed Oral Sex on me with a condom. But then after I was rubbin my
penis... Read more »

On failed rubbers, tree attacks, & sex in Africa

Posted by GaryNPA, 1 Reply
Ok, enough with the insanity folks. I do very much understand the stress, anxiety, guilt, and fear that most all of us have at some point had as we made our way through the testing window for this dreaded illness. This board becomes a source of... Read more »

Failing regimine? How to tell

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am wondering how to determine if it is time to insist the doc changes my husbands med, possibly not the Sustiiva but the combivir, because it has been a little over a year now and his cd4 is up from {under 20} to 30. the viral load is undectable,... Read more »

Condom and pinhole question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I found this one a fact sheet that someone else on here had posted:

Laboratory studies generally have found that viruses do not pass through intact latex condoms,
even when the devices are stretched and stressed. While intact condoms prevent the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is failing to disclose my HIV status a crime even if we use condoms?

Is it against the law not to disclose your status the person you're engaging in sexual acts as long as you're taking the appropriate preventative measures (ie, on medication and using protections, etc.)?...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. The answer really depends on your state. In a jurisdiction where "exposing" someone to HIV is "criminalized" by way of a specific legislative act or through targeted prosecutions under... Read more »

Your opinion Dr Bob: Condom failed- HIV chances?

Last night during sex with a girl, the condom failed. The good thing in the story is that she had an HIV test 2 days ago (I actually had a look at it just to make sure) which came out negative. The only thing is that she had sex with another guy 1...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk if your gal-pal tested HIV negative two days ago and has had only one sexual partner in recent months would be negligible. The only theoretical risk would be that she contracted HIV from the dude she shagged a month ago... Read more »

Urgent - Failed Condom with Bar girl in Singapore

Hi Dr Bob... I just want to say what an amazing hob you do! My Situation is while getting down to business with a Fillipino Bar girl in Singapore the condom actually came off at some point! Im thinking it was a good 10 mins until I noticed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, the statistical odds are in your favor that you did not contract HIV from your Singapore fling. Your nPEP regimen is a recommended combination and the dosage is correct.The guidelines for post-nPEP HIV screening recommend HIV-antibody... Read more »

Risk when condom fails with HIV + man

Dr. Bob: I recently had sex with an HIV positive top man, we used a condom but it broke. I read in one of your answers that the risk of transmission per episode of anal intercourse with a positive person is 6.5 per 10000 episodes. Does this risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The estimated statistical risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex with the insertive partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000 exposures. (The 6.5-per-10,000-exposures statistic referred to unprotected insertive anal... Read more »

Why Vicriviroc Failed in Its Phase 3 Trials -- and What It May Mean for Future Studies in HIV Treatment-Experienced People

Myles Helfand, Editorial Director The morning here in San Francisco brought several of the most eagerly anticipated study presentations of the conference, at least for those interested in developments on the antiretroviral therapy front. I'll keep... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

What U.S. Health Care Reform Means for People With HIV

After a century of failed efforts, decades of debate, and months of partisan rancor, this past March, Congress finally passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act . The 2010... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vietnam HIV/STD Prevention Campaign Fails to Increase Condom Use Among Sex Workers

A five-year nationwide HIV and STD prevention campaign aimed at sex workers in Vietnam has not been successful in increasing condom use, health officials attending a two-day conference in Hanoi said on Wednesday, Viet Nam News reports. Nguyen... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Catholic Church's Teachings of Abstinence Only "Fail-Safe" Way to Prevent HIV Spread, Pope Benedict XVI Says

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday in a speech to African bishops said that abstinence and fidelity are the only "fail-safe" ways to prevent the spread of HIV, the AP/ Guardian reports. Speaking about the African HIV/AIDS epidemic for the first time... Read more »