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