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Can Hiv Infection Be Prevented With Nonoxynol-9

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pls help me--used condom with nonoxyl 9 (NONOXYNOL-9)

hi dr bobgreat health and thanks for being for all of us here.had protected vaginal sex with a girl of unknown status and condom remained cuts and bruises on the the risk remains non exsistent.(thats what you tell all of us).but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...used rectally, where the problem may be much worse than with vaginal use. (The report acknowledges that women at low risk of HIV infection may use N-9 occasionally as a moderately effective, female-controlled form of birth control, when better... Read more »

nonoxynol-9 increased the chance of getting STD ?

Hello Dr. Bob !I have a question : Does nonoxynol-9 condoms allow transmission of viruses ??? How... Read more »

Very confused about contact with infected body fluids

Dear Dr Bob,I recently sent you a question regarding pre-ejaculate saturated underwear. I am a... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Will Nonoxynol-9 Be a Good Microbicide Candidate?

...International AIDS Conference in South Africa showed that women using lubrication containing nonoxynol-9 actually had a higher rate of HIV infection than those who used lubrication without nonoxynol-9. The researchers concluded that this was due... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...should not be used in the mouth or rectum. Because nonoxynol-9 kills HIV in the test tube, it was considered as a way to prevent HIV infection during sex. Unfortunately, many people are allergic to it. Their sex organs (penis, vagina, and rectum)... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...STDs. Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will Eventually Have an HIV Vaccine? Research on developing a vaccine to prevent HIV infection has not been successful so far. Microbicides may be available sooner than an HIV vaccine. Even if a safe... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Mandates New Warning for Nonoxynol 9 OTC Contraceptive Products

...chemical N9 in these widely available stand-alone contraceptive products protects against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection," said Janet Woodcock, M.D., FDA's deputy commissioner for scientific and medical programs, chief... Read more »
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There are many people who consider themselves "barebackers" who are joing the AIDS dissident movement. Some even believe that hiv causes AIDS. They are fed up with being censored. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm not sure I completely understand all the talk about n-9. Condoms contain n-9...does that mean they are no longer safe? Or are they only not safe when one breaks? Read more »