Resource Logo

Evaluation of a thicker condom for use as a prophylactic against HIV transmission.


AIDS Educ Prev. 1994 Oct;6(5):454-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

In an evaluation of the breakage rate of a thicker condom when used for anal intercourse, one hundred and eight gay men volunteered to use condoms which were 30% thicker than standard condoms. Of the 772 condoms used, 14 broke during anal sex, representing a breakage rate of 1.8%. When one subject was removed from the sample because of inappropriate use of the condom, the overall breakage rate was 1.6%. This compares favorably with the breakage rates reported for condom use during anal sex in other investigations, and is similar to the breakage rate for condom use during vaginal intercourse.

Adult Comparative Study *Condoms/STATISTICS & NUMER DATA Equipment Failure Evaluation Studies Homosexuality, Male Human HIV Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL *HIV-1 Male Questionnaires JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in April 30, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.