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What is the chances of hiv passing through an intact condom?

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What is the chances of hiv passing through an intact condom?
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Still waiting. Don't see yo be getting an answer.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 months ago.

The condom is over 99% effective as long as it is intact and does not break, and is used properly.

Your risk of exposure in that case is less than 1%.

Even with exposure, with heterosexual sex the risk from one exposure is also low: 1% or less.

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