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Contraceptive Research

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...microbicides might be developed that could prevent a wide range of STDs, including HIV. What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Some of the microbicides being studied would allow a woman to get pregnant. These are called non-contraceptive microbicides. They would offer women the option of getting pregnant while still protecting themselves from infection -- an alternative that is not available with condom use. Contraceptive microbicides...
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Birth Control causing higher levels of HIV? Is this really so?

Hello to my favorite doctor! This is mommy of three and I cannot belive what I just read. The following article terrifies me because I was put back on oral contraceptives due to my excessive bleeding etc. and now I am wondering if I am in serious...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...women taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs would not likely be affected by higher estrogen and progesterone levels from hormonal contraceptives . . . ." That's you! You're on antiretrovirals and consequently are not at risk. It's also important to... Read more »

Serodiscordant Couple Research (CONDOMS)

Dr. Bob:Thanks for your help in advance. From my own studies, I understand that condoms are highly protective against HIV. Often times, I will see a CDC study of 123 Serodiscordant couples cited (in which none of the HIV- positve partners became...
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 »

Research regarding HIV+ support groups

I am trying to find information (statistics, studies, and other research) that outlines the effects of organized support groups on people effected with HIV.I can easily find info regarding number of cases, etc. But nothing specific to the benefits...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I don't know of any published data on the effects of support groups. I would recommend researching the commonly used informational sites. A good place to start is:http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/ Read more »

Effects of Glutathione - JB

What are the effects of glutathione if taken with oral contraceptives? Will it result in delayed menstruation?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...In my research on this question, I was unable to identify an interaction between glutathione and oral contraceptives. However, you should be aware that drug interactions with glutathione have not been extensively studied. Certainly women with Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Availability of Contraception in Africa Could Prevent More Pediatric HIV Cases Than Antiretrovirals Alone, Researchers Say

...only reaching very few people who can afford to come to the facility. So the area covered became very narrow. We are denying contraceptives to many people." Some Bush administration scientists advocated re-establishing international family... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eastern Virginia Medical School Receives $100 Million for HIV Research

...develop a microbicide to prevent the transmission of HIV. The money will be directed to the EVMS CONRAD program, formerly known as Contraceptive Research and Development, whose 1986 creation was funded by USAID. The grant, the largest in the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

... Table of Contents Introduction The Range of Hormonal Contraceptives Contraceptive Use by Women With HIV Keeping HIV Positive Women Safe Preventing Disease Transmission Making Sure Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia School's Research on HIV Continues After Drug Setback

...III trials of the vaginal microbicide candidate cellulose sulfate began in 2005, it was the lead product in the portfolio at Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD), an Eastern Virginia Medical School program. More than 1,300 women... Read more »
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New Research Study for NYC HIV+ Men

Posted by ProjectACE
...Im just here to spread the word about a new Research study in the NYC area. This study looks at HIV+ mens use of drugs and medication. This is a great way to help the community. Read more »

New Research Study for NYC HIV+ Men

Posted by ProjectACE
...Im just here to spread the word about a new Research study in the NYC area. This study looks at HIV+ mens use of drugs and medication. This is a great way to help the community. Read more »

Have you ever considered research? Why or Why not

Posted by Anonymous
...I am research recruiter in the NY area trying to find out some choose to do research and why the vast majority do not participate in research. Read more »

Dating Positively...Seeking Research Participants

Posted by DanKenny, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am HIV+ researcher. I am doing a research project on the dating experiences of HIV+ men and women. This includes online and offline dating experiences. Read more »