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Can The Use Of Lubricants Containing Nonoxynol-9 Further Reduce Hiv Risk

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non-oxynol 9

hey dr. i really appreciate all your work that you are doing in this site. it has helped me a lot to alleviate my fears. yet i have to ask you this. about 2 weeks ago, i had protected sex with a call girl. her status was unknown to me but she...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Nonoxynol-9 is only likely to increase your risk for infection if you are exposed to HIV infected fluids. Even then, the increase in risk isn't all that significant based on one exposure and with the small amount that would be present on a... Read more »

Nonoxynol 9 = HIV?

Dear Dr. Bob,It's me again - the "billiards" girl (the one with the cue-ball boyfriend, hee hee!). October 17 is our 6-month test date, so I'm anxiously awaiting the time when I can write back with my RE-WOOHOO! In the meantime,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Billiards Girl, AKA Paranoid Girl,I thought you and Yule Brynner would be RE-WOO-HOO-ing about now.The nonoxynol-9 story has been getting a lot of press lately, and it's about time! Originally, it was thought that N9 had some anti-HIV... Read more »

nonoxynol-9 laytex condoms

My ? Is does it matter if the condom is nonoxynol-9 laytex or water based, how is there hiv transmission when the condom stays intact should I be worried if the condom didn't tear or fail what so ever, please answer my ? thank u very much.........
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Condoms work if used properly and do not break. N-9 is a spermicide used as a lubricant in some condoms. But, N-9 lubricated condoms are not recommended as the chemical can irritate genital surfaces and this could increase risk of HIV infection... Read more »


Hi! There seem to be confusing messages today about whether it is preferable to use condoms with or without Nonoxynol-9. We use condoms all the time, but should we buying those with, or without N-9?Thanks for running a great forum!!!...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The current recommendations set forth by the CDC state that nonoxynol-9 should not be used for disease prevention. N-9's ability to prevent HIV infection is questionable, and the fact that it can cause irritation to the mucous membranes may... Read more »
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