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Question: 

Dear Volunteers,

I would first like to thank you all for the amazing work!

I am an Indian Male and I had a sexual encounter with a woman of unknown HIV Status. During the intercourse I used 'Thril' Premium Condoms which were bought from local Medical Store. On the back side of the condom pack I found the details i.e., Batch No.: 5616 TH, Mfg. Date: 08/2016, Exp. Date: 07/2019. Manufactured By: JK Ansell Privited Ltd. Marketed By: Population Health Services (India).

But, there is no information about the product made of material. Therefore, I am confused about the certain things about the product mentioned below:
1) The “Thril” Premium Condoms made of which material ? (Latex/Polyurethane/Polyisoprene/Lambskin)
2) These “Thril” Premium Condoms come with Spermicides?
3) Are these “Thril” Premium Condoms protect from STDs and HIV?
4) Can I consider this intercourse was Safe ?

For these queries I searched in net and manufactures website, but didn't get any information. I am trying to contact you through your emails : helpline@aidsvancouver.org and contact@aidsvancouver.org. But your bulk spam firewall system blocking my mail to reach you. The sent mail is being bounced back. Please provide your email details and look in the matter of Spam firewall.

With regards.....

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about acquiring HIV through protected sex. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk (Evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

HIV acquisition transpires when bodily fluid is exchanged with direct access to the bloodstream through a high risk activity (1).

The act of protected sex is deemed to be Low Risk due to the chance of condom breakage or misuse.

Condom usage decreases your chance of HIV acquisition, but it is not 100%. Proper condom use is essential to safe sex, yet, HIV incidence is only reduced by 80% with the use of condoms during all acts of penetrative vaginal sex (2).

Condoms do not reduce the transmission of HIV to zero. However, consistent condom usage is one of the primary methods to protect against HIV transmission (2).

Our email address is: helpline@aidsvancouver.org.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Danielle