Breakage Of Condom

Sometimes, condoms can rip or tear during sexual intercourse, resulting in contraception failure. Using and storing them properly can reduce the risk of condom breaks. Exposure to sun, chemicals, and heat can all weaken condoms, making them more susceptible to breakage. Variations in the size of the condom also play an important role in causing breakage. If the condoms are too tight, the friction and tension result in the tearing of condoms.

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What should you do when a condom breaks during intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse with a sex worker from an average background. When I was reinserting, the condom popped, and my penis was exposed inside her for about two seconds. I am not sure if she is HIV positive, but what are the chances of me getting infected in this case if she was HIV positive...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Trustiva (Tinofovir, Emtricitabine, and Efavirenz) is a PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis), which was started at the right time. It should be taken in an empty stomach and is safe. Even though the condom has broken, as you have begun the medicine PEP, you can go for a t...  Read Full »

I am having flu symptoms 20 days after sex. Am I at high risk of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sex before 20 days and the condom broke. This last week I have had mild flu-like symptoms such as a sore throat and today I have a mouth ulcer. Flu symptoms and mouth ulcers are symptoms of HIV at early stages. This is what I have understood from what I have read on the internet. I r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A possibility is there, not denied, but flu may be seasonal. The ulcer may be due to folic acid deficiency. Take tablet Azee (Azithromycin) 500 mg once per day for three to five days, tablet Montek (Montelukast) 10 mg once at night for five days. For ulcer, locally a...  Read Full »

I had vaginal intercourse and condom broke. Am I at the risk of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I had a scare. I had vaginal intercourse with a girl from the bar and the condom broke and I removed immediately. I asked her about her status and she stated clean. There was some blood on the bed from her after. I started PEP within 24 hours from the clinic, they gave m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is good. A sore throat is very common at this time. You can go to ENT specialist. You can have tablet Zerodol SP (Aceclofenac, Serratiopeptidase, and Paracetamol) two times a day after food for three to five days, tablet TAXIM O (Cefixime)...  Read Full »

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