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Contraceptive Jelly

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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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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 »

use of royal jelly in hiv positive

Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I don't know of any evidence that royal jelly is helpful for the symptoms of HIV infection, but it also should not interfere with your HAART. 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
...FDA recently approved a female condom, which will soon be available in the United States. A limited study of this condom as a contraceptive indicates a failure rate of about 26 percent in 1 year. Although laboratory studies indicate that the... Read more »

Will you help a Republican in need ?

Dear Dr Frascino, Yes I am a Republican, but I am still human and I hope you will keep that in mind and answer my question. My question regards proper use of condoms. I am uncircumcised. I heard that it increases my risk for acquiring HIV. What...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lubricants, such as glycerine or lubricating jellies (which can be purchased at any pharmacy). Oil-based lubricants, such as petroleum jelly, cold cream, hand lotion, or baby oil, can weaken the condom. Withdraw from the partner immediately after... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...showed no effect on HIV infection, contraception or any of the sexually transmitted infections we studied. PRO 2000 was not contraceptive and had no effect on sexually transmitted infections [other than HIV]. Are these results the most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expert: Chicago's Sex IQ Low, STI Rates High

...ages 18-29 surveyed in 2009 by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 37 percent believed petroleum jelly could be used to lubricate condoms. However, petroleum jelly actually breaks down the integrity of latex condoms. In... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...bitter liquid taken twice daily in combination with other antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of HIV infection. In 1999, a soft-gel capsule formulation of the drug was approved and the original formulation was used far less often. The nearly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Women Very Willing to Use Diaphragms as Potential HIV Prevention Method

...have had only one partner. Before entering the study, only 1 percent had ever used a diaphragm. Almost all the women used KY Jelly in addition to diaphragms. "Given the urgent need for HIV prevention methods that a woman can use without her... 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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Brain turning to Jelly

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone, I have been HIV+ for 13 years. Been on Meds for the last 4 years. About 2 years ago I started having issues with Concentration loss, Fatigue, memory loss (short term) Now, I am at the point of getting lost going to the Supermarket I... Read more »

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 Read more »