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Can Diaphragm Protects From Hiv

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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 three-year randomized study enrolled about 5,000 women ages 18-49 in Durban and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

A study of Zimbabwean women who were unable to persuade their male partners to use condoms consistently has found that 98 percent of the women used the diaphragm as an alternative method of contraception and disease prevention, University of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Conducting Clinical Trials of Diaphragm as HIV Prevention Method

Researchers at the Women's Global Health Imperative program at the University of California-San Francisco's Medical Center are conducting a large-scale clinical trial among 4,500 women in Zimbabwe and South Africa to test the effectiveness of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

does using a diaphragm help?

my hiv+ lover and i use a condom, diaphragm, AND he doesn't come inside me. i'm getting tested every three months, but it's still hard not to feel anxious! do all these precautions help? do you have any other ideas how to alleviate...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, these things do help, especially use of a condom and avoidance of ejaculation inside of you. I am not medical expert and do not know how effective a barrier a diaphragm is for the prevention of HIV transmission. Please speak with your doctor... Read more »

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. If I understand you correctly, you would like to know if using contraceptives (birth control) will protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following are forms of birth control that will... Read more »

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, vaginal, anal). You can find the CDC estimated per-episode statistical risk for various types of sexual... Read more »

Is protected really protected?

Here is a confirmation/donation (XXXXXXXXXX) to your great cause.Can you assess my risks pertaining to the scenario listed below? #1: A male partner stimulates himself to erection unprotected, and then places a condom on his penis (precum on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No.No.You're welcome! Thanks for your donation!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

You can't always protect them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took my teenage son for an HIV test today. He had no risk factors. The counselor asked him why he even wanted to be tested?

He told her. Because my girlfriends parents found out my mom has HIV and they want to make sure I don't have it before I... Read more »