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Can Spermicides Increase The Chance Of Passing On Hiv

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spermicide as prevention tool

Hi Dr Bob. You answered a question from me a few weeks ago (outreach worker in alameda). I have another one. I was just reading your response to the uncircumcised republican guy. The info you posted at the bottom said -"The proper use of latex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rachelle,Welcome back to the forum and thank you for pointing out an omission I made when posting that response related to the Republican Guy's condom confusion. I had intended to add a caveat at the end of the proper-use-of-condom... Read more »

Being Undectable for 3yrs what are the chances of me passing HIV on - sex wise??

Hi Dr Bob,I have been undectable for 3yrs now and my cd4 count is 770, I am on Saquinavir,... Read more »


Hi, I am an HIV educator and have recently received a questioned about spermicides that I do not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: AIDS Bodies Call for Withdrawal of Spermicide

Australian AIDS organizations last week called for the withdrawal of spermicides and lubricants containing nonoxynol-9 (N-9), which has been shown to increase the risk of contracting HIV. Nonoxynol-9 was designed as a spermicide about 50 years ago... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Durex Stops Making Condoms With Nonoxynol-9 Due to Possible Increased Risk of HIV Transmission

SSL International , the maker of Durex condoms, has stopped producing condoms containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9, which in recent studies has shown that it may increase the risk of HIV transmission, BBC News reports ( BBC News , 1/20). ... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Nonoxynol-9 May Increase HIV Transmission Risk

Nonoxynol-9 (N-9), a spermicide found in many sexual lubricants and on many lubricated condoms, may not be the HIV-prevention panacea many had hoped. Regular use of products containing N-9 may increase the risk of HIV transmission. Since the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
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chance of passing it on

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had unprotected sex with someone i don't know about 11 months ago. about two weeks after i had strep throat and tonsilitis for a few weeks. i believe i may have HIV. i have recently began having sex w/ my boyfriend. he knows that i might have HIV... Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario

You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »

Is this ars Symptom? did i pass the seroconversion

Posted by merci225, 3 Replies
I had sex with a girl. We kept contact, and couple of days, she contacted me saying that she was HIV + and that i had to test.

We were not under the unflence of any drugs. She gave me fellation and our genitals were rubing. I had body fluids on my... Read more »