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Human Trial of Microbicide Gels Finds Promise for PRO 2000, Not for BufferGel: Press Conference Transcript

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Contraceptive in the Pipeline

Scientists at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales are developing a gel-based contraceptive that also will protect against STDs. Speaking at the Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome in Canberra this week, John Aitken, a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Require Vaginal Contraceptives Containing Nonoxynol-9 to Include Warning Label That Products Do Not Protect Against STIs, Including HIV

FDA on Tuesday issued a new rule that will require vaginal contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to include a warning label that the products do not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, the AP/... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Do the emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result?

Do emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result? I ate emergency contraception pills on Aug,13,and I did a hiv test on Nov,1. It was about 82days after I took the pills. The result is non-reactive. So, do the pills affect HIV test? Looking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »

oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Concomitant use of nevirapine and hormonal contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as... Read more »

Contraception Queries

I'm a sexually active 14 year old girl and I have some queries on contraception. I always use condoms but I want to have a back up contraception plan. Can I go on the Pill without my parents knowing about it, and even if I go on the Pill,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Questions of this sort should be referred to forums that are better equipped to deal with pregnancy and contraception issues. I really recommend that you find someone to talk with about the issues you are going through. Try Planned Parenthood.... Read more »
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Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
Job Listing: Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing

The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered
to be one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The programme
has achieved national coverage and currently... Read more »

HIV PREVENTION GEL

Posted by reparatur
Need support and a snazzy name for HIV prevention gel...

Microbicides gel or cream can stop the transmission of HIV and STD's. It's also women controlled and would therefore be ideal in many parts of the world where women can not negotiate with their... Read more »

SPERMICIDE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IS SPERICIDE ON THE OUTSIDE OR INSIDE OF THE CONDOM?

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Posted by keuhfrdshifr, 1 Reply
2 days ago, i put my bottle cap on the edge of a drinking fountain. wat would b the risk if sum hiv + blood got under the cap, the cap got on my bottle, n the blood got under my lip where it's a mucous membrane? is there any risk?
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