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What Does It Mean If Condom Fails

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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 »

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... Read more »


I am an hiv neg. female, my boyfriend has been hiv pos. for 20 years.and his viral load has always... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many New York City Residents With Multiple Sex Partners Unaware of HIV Status, Fail to Use Condoms, Report Says

...than 50% of New York City residents who have multiple sex partners are unaware of their HIV status, and about 40% did not use a condom the last time they had sex, according to a report released online last week by the city Department of Health... Read more »
The Body

Condoms: Papal Pontifications, a Quicker Quickie and CCCCs (Common Condom Complaints and Conundrums), Part Two

... CCCC #1: Condoms break. Many folks writing in about HIV-transmission risk often tell me their condom broke, when in reality they actually never Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Rejects Batch of Holed Condoms

... The Zambia 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 "The two brands of condoms have been withdrawn for failing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa Health Minister to Discuss AIDS Programs With Religious Leaders, Including Bishops Opposed to Condom Use

...including HIV/AIDS, the SAPA/ reports (SAPA/, 2/1). The bishops last month condemned the promotion of condoms within the country, saying the contraceptives fail to curb the spread of HIV and might increase promiscuity.... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Condom Failed during rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 wearing same condom on her butts. Then suddenly condom broke. I washed my... Read more »

Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

Condom and pinhole question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 passage of sperm and the much... Read more »