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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Taking Care of Yourself What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are new products being developed to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in different ways: Killing or...
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Not sure if condom broke...

...not coming and then coming in me) I used a Fleet enema and two brief follow-on water enemas. Just before sex, I used a female contraceptive gel in my rectum because I'd read somewhere that helped "reduce the risk." Well I was the receptive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seems to me you were a man with a mission that night and that this experience was not exactly an unanticipated event.2. Female contraceptive gels are designed to "reduce the risk" of pregnancy. That most likely wasn't a potential risk for you.... Read more »

Low BP, DVT on ARV's

am 32yrs on ARV's for 4ys(combivir & nvp) now, cd4 480 vl undetectable, normal FBC & biochemical results. I was recently admitted for deep venous thrombosis(17/12/09) & my BP is usually around 96/55. I am worried, was this caused by meds or what?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...with HIV medications, but with conditions that result in low blood flow (compression, immobility) and certain medications (oral contraceptives).There's no reason to think that you couldn't become pregnant in the future; clearly HIV infection... Read more »

Microbicide trials

There are several microbicide trials ongoing. How long it will take in your opinion to have a valid alternative to condoms? There were results published in this days about the PRO 2000 candidate which shows a 30% efficacy in prevention.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information on microbicides. Dr. Bob Microbicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna Forbes Formulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded into vaginal rings or onto barrier devices such as diaphragms, microbicides are... Read more »

non latex condom

Hi Dr. Bob;My ex-boyfriend used a non latex condom a while back on me and good thing it did not break, however i understand that non latex condom does not pretect against HIV, however do you think it protected me some at all, or is non latex condoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and individuals have several responsible prevention strategies to choose from. But the effectiveness of each one depends largely on the individual. Those who practice abstinence as a prevention strategy will find it effective only if they always... 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 Reuters, FDA proposed the warning in 2003 after results from a study conducted in Africa and Thailand found women using a contraceptive gel with nonoxynol-9 were at an increased risk of HIV and other STIs. Janet Woodcock, FDA's deputy... Read more »
The Body PRO

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

...States, in Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]. Women were enrolled and randomized to one of four arms: They received either PRO 2000 gel, BufferGel, placebo gel or no gel. The placebo and the no-gel arms are the control arms. The two active products... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Still No Verdict on Anti-HIV Gel

...effective in preventing HIV infection, researchers told this week's 4th International AIDS Society Conference in Sydney. The gel contains cellulose sulphate, a cotton-based compound. "We don't think it's effective, and there may be an indication... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Experimental NNRTI-Based Microbicide Gel Prevents HIV Infection in Monkeys

...female monkeys against simian HIV (SHIV) infection, even hours after application, according to the authors of a new study. The gel combines zinc acetate and micromolar doses of MIV-150, a novel non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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Scared and need sum help....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for a couple of minutes outside the room. When she or he came back i started oral. But when i started there was some kind of gel substance and it got inside my mouth. I stopped and asked what that was and he or she said that flavoured condoms... Read more »


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 Read more »