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Can HIV pass through latex?

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July 15, 2009 3:39AM

In the words of the CDC "latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to particles the size of HIV". As is said, nothing is for sure except death and taxes. I would have to believe the reason that the CDC would use the word "essentially" is because there could be a defect in the material, even though the defects would be measured in parts per billion, hence "essentially".