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What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Broken Condom

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Condom Breaking

I am Hiv + and my bf is HIV-. He is usually the top and I am usually the bottom. But sometimes we switch. We were having sex and I was using a condom, and after I ejaculated I pulled out and pulled off the condom but noticed it had broke. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...combination antiretroviral therapy that drives the HIV plasma viral load down to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission, but does not eliminate it. PEP would be recommended if it could be started soon (and no... Read more »

Condom breakage, PEP and risks...

HI Dr. Bob,I've been able to find a lot of information in the questions you have already answered -... Read more »

Broken Condom In Bangkok

Hi Doc, I am trying to be a rational as I can, but I see so much conflicting advice on the internet... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

... Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, condom use cannot provide absolute Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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broken condom/hiv risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am extremely worried, am 22 year old guy went to bali for holiday and had sex with a prostitute in massage parlour. i used a condom but after bout 30 seconds the condom broke and i immediately pulled out and washed myself and am worried sick. it... Read more »

condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
...it was to late (we already finish the climax) I have been undetectable with CD4 on the 600 for at least 2 years. what is the risk that I had infected him? How long should we wait for him to get tested and be sure? Can I infect someone if I am... Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
...status is unknown but I asked her and she said she was married so no, she did not have HIV. My question is, how much of a risk was this? The whole act was less than a minute, maybe 30-45 seconds at most. Somewhere during those 30-45 seconds the... Read more »

my chances of getting HIV...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...get tested ASAP but in the meantime can someone please tell me the odds of a top getting HIV from a positive bottom through a broken condom? Any help would be appreciated. Read more »