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Condoms tiny hole
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:39:49 PM »
Hi. I just want your opinion about tiny holes and condoms... I read on your forum that using a condom is no risk for HIV... And I also read that when a condom breaks... It breaks catastrophically and that it's impossible to have small holes in a condom...So this is why my situation is stressing me... Because I had a one night stand with a girl of unknown status (it was protected vaginal and anal intercourse) ... When we finished... I removed the condom and did the water test to make sure it was okay... The condom looked intact... But when I put a pressure on it ... A really really small drop of water was coming out of the tip... When I stop putting a pressure on the condom... Water was not coming out anymore... It was a trojan latex condom ... It's supposed to be a really good brand ... Should I test over this incident ??? small holes in condoms does happen sometimes without completely breaking the condom... Now I don't know if my risk is real or if it's still no risk .... Thanks in advance for your reponse

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 01:57:12 PM »
You didn't have a risk . We have dealt with the old condom water test a time or two and its still the same , it makes no sense and tells you nothing other than you damaged a good condom by mishandling it or filling it with water .

You do not need to test over this incident but if you choose to do so you can test at 6 weeks past the incident and again at 3 months to confirm the results . You are stressing over a no risk incident if you choose to do so .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: Condoms tiny hole
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 08:20:41 PM »
Thanks for your quick reply. I also have another question. I know that vaginal sex is risky for the insertive partner because of the vaginal secretions (apparently situated deep in the vagina) What biological fluid (besides blood) is dangerous in someone's anus ? Why anal sex is considered a bigger risk than vaginal sex for the insertive partner?  I just want to have a better understanding of how the virus is transmitted. Thanks again

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Re: Condoms tiny hole
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 08:36:03 PM »
Thanks for your quick reply. I also have another question. I know that vaginal sex is risky for the insertive partner because of the vaginal secretions (apparently situated deep in the vagina) What biological fluid (besides blood) is dangerous in someone's anus ? Why anal sex is considered a bigger risk than vaginal sex for the insertive partner?  I just want to have a better understanding of how the virus is transmitted. Thanks again

Anal sex often includes blood, which is a highly infectious fluid. There can also be infectious levels of HIV in a persons anal mucosa. In addition, the presence of an existing STD in the rectum/anus can cause inflammation, further increasing the chance of tearing.

Though the transmission of HIV is very inefficient compared to other STDs, and even more so when transmitting from the receptive partner to the insertive partner, it can and does happen.



"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Re: Condoms tiny hole
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 05:50:14 PM »
Hi. I know you guys are only go giving risk assesment about HIV. But I would like to have your opinion if it's possible about something that bothers me ... My dad has Hep C and he cut himself with a knife a few days ago... It's a knife that we use to do some construction jobs inside the house...I used the same knife today and I skratched my finger with the same knife ... It was not a deep cut and it certainly did not need stitches ...I saw some blood coming out of my fingers but like 10 min after I cut myself... So it was not deep at all... From what I understand... Hep C virus needs to have access to your veins ... Which is not really possible in my case because my cut was not deep.. Do you think there is a risk of contracting the virus ? If you can't answer that question (I would understand) Could you please direct me to a website where I can ask someone ? Thanks a lot!

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 06:14:27 PM »
Here is a place to start http://www.hepmag.com/index.shtml . Best of luck .

 


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