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Can Diaphragm Protects From Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher if her male sex partner is or was an injection drug user, has other sex partners, has had sex with infected people, or has sex with men. Women should protect themselves against HIV infection. Having male sex partners use condoms lowers the chance of HIV infection. See Fact Sheet 153 for more information on using condoms. Condoms also come in a female version....
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Un protected sex

i was wondering if there was a cream or a gel that is being tested to prevent HIV.. My Boyfriend do not like useing condoms, I am undectable have been for years. I havent missed any of my meds in a very long time, I have a cd4 count of 800 and i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unprotected sex does place your boyfriend at risk for HIV. The level of risk depends on the type of unprotected sex you are having (oral, Read more »

Condoms alone are not enough (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

We all can easily see that the current prevention strategies of HIV are ineffective since HIV infections are still happening. Do you think that your prevention efforts are really useful? If the only use of condoms should prevent HIV from spreading...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...women. We are also working to develop effective microbicides for vaginal and rectal use and more effective cervical barriers (diaphragm). Finally, preventive measures even after exposure should be ramped up. These include increased awareness and... Read more »

Husband HIV+. Wife HIV-....10 years no protection

My husband just found out he was HIV+ with an aids diagnosis....we have had unprotected sex for ten years....how am I HIV- and how common is that?His t-cell count is 60 and viral load over a millionWe arebshocked by all parts of these diagnoses
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It certainly can happen, but it is not that common. Read more »

Microbicide trials

There are several microbicide trials ongoing. How long it will take in your opinion to have a valid alternative to condoms? There were results published in this days about the PRO 2000 candidate which shows a 30% efficacy in prevention.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inside a diaphragm or cervical cap. A positive woman can also reduce (but by no means eliminate) a partner's risk by having unprotected sex only immediately after ovulation, thus maximizing her chances of becoming pregnant while reducing the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diaphragm No Defense Against HIV, Study in Africa Finds

... A recent study found no additional protective effect against HIV for women using a latex diaphragm and lubricant gel during sex when compared with condom use alone. The Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Conducting Clinical Trials of Diaphragm as HIV Prevention Method

...results," Kilbourne-Brook said, adding, "If it turns out that something as simple as a diaphragm ... could actually offer some protection from HIV, that's something that could get into women's hands very easily." According to the Sun-Times ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Women Very Willing to Use Diaphragms as Potential HIV Prevention Method

...services and director of international programs at UCSF's AIDS Research Institute. Data from observational studies show that protecting the cervix protects against bacterial STDs that can facilitate HIV transmission. And because diaphragms can be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Using Latex Diaphragm With Condoms Had Same HIV Incidence as Those Who Only Used Condoms, Study Says

...overcome," she said, adding, "Women are at high risk of [HIV] infection throughout the world, and they don't have a means of protecting themselves under their control" ( San Francisco Chronicle , 7/13). The study is available online . Back... Read more »
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Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep Read more »

Protected Blowjob+Handjob

Posted by indian_guy, 1 Reply
...(serving lot of customers one after the other) - bed seemed untidy - is that a worry?: (i) Handjob without protection. (ii) Protected blow job (condom). Did not ejaculate. (iii) to ejaculate masturbated by hand. while cumming, condom slipped... Read more »

Hpv and protected sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How common is it to catch HPV from someone using a condom? Read more »

Does withdraw provide any protection?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am a female and had unprotected sex with someone. I know him quite well, and his last test did show he was HIV negative.....that was in Feb/March. When we Read more »