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

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...The condom will be inserted into the rectum along with the penis. After sex, remove the condom before standing up. Twist the large end to keep the semen inside. Gently pull the condom out and throw it away. Nonoxynol-9Nonoxynol-9 is a chemical that kills sperm (a spermicide). It can help prevent pregnancy when it is used in the vagina along with condoms or other birth control methods. Nonoxynol-9 should not be used in the mouth or...
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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
...the condom. The problem with nonoxynol-9 is that it can irritate vaginal or rectal mucous membranes, thereby increasing the risk ofHIV transmission if infected semen comes in contact with the inflamed membranes. See the posts from the archives... 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 can i know if a sexworker use a condom witout N-9 or with it ?Sexworker could also use lambskin condoms... How can i protect myself, cause i can not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are excellent that it was latex because i am here in malaysia and we are the biggest exporters of latex worldwide. am i at any risk ofhiv after using condom with nonoxyl-9.thanks for everything and expect a reply from you.really freaked and... Read more »

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 riskRead more »


Hi, I hope you can answer my question. I recently had protected vaginal sex with a sex-worker in UK. We used a Condomi-'supersafe' condom, which I recently found out is lubricated with nonoxynol-9. I've read also that this can increase the risk of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: Risk Prompts Leno to Target Disinfectant

...containing nonoxynol-9 in the city. Recent studies by the CDC and World Health Organization found the disinfectant could increase the risk of contracting HIV. The ingredient was originally thought to reduce the risk ofHIV, but CDC studies found... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV to HIV. Getting tested for STDs regularly and getting treatment promptly if you have an STD will also help reduce your risk ofHIV infection if you are exposed to HIV. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Lawmakers, AIDS Advocates Send Letter to FDA, Manufacturers Asking Condom Makers to Stop Using Nonoxynol-9

...concluded that N-9 not only does not help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, in some circumstances it actually increases the risk of contracting HIV" (Richardson, Los Angeles Times , 8/28). Nonoxynol-9 works as a vaginal contraceptive by... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Will Nonoxynol-9 Be a Good Microbicide Candidate?

...nonoxynol-9 may cause genital irritation. Additional studies have shown that spermicides using nonoxynol-9 can increase a woman's risk of certain vaginal infections (yeast infections, and bacterial vaginosis) and do not provide complete... Read more »