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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...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 neutralizing germs such as bacteria and viruses. Changing the...
Ask the Experts

Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public will be delayed because the use of microbicides would mean fewer trial patients for a vaccine. Is this really true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 currently being developed to provide an HIV... 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
...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 currently being developed to provide an HIV... Read more »

Hope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials now. How long it will take to have something to use?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobMicrobicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna ForbesFormulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded into vaginal rings or onto barrier devices such as diaphragms, microbicides are currently being developed to provide an... Read more »

Un protected sex

i was wondering if there was a cream or a gel that is being tested to prevent HIV.. My Boyfriend do not like useing condoms, I am undectable have been for years. I havent missed any of my meds in a very long time, I have a cd4 count of 800 and i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 currently being developed to provide an HIV... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

... "The first test of a long-acting vaginal ring loaded with an HIV-preventing drug has begun enrolling women in southern Africa," the Washington Post reports. The study, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

... The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is launching the first clinical trial in Africa of a vaginal ring to help combat HIV infection. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the ring will occur at research... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Updates to the Reyataz (Atazanvir) Label

...dyslipidemia and acne. Coadministration of Reyataz or Reyataz/ritonavir with other hormonal contraceptives (e.g., contraceptive patch, contraceptive vaginal ring, or injectible contraceptives) or oral contraceptives containing progestagens other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Grant From Gates Foundation Will Aid Development of Revolutionary New Contraceptive

...detergents that can be toxic and increase the risk of disease transmission. Tanphaichitr proposes delivering the active peptide via a vaginal ring that would release it slowly during an extended period of time. The grant is one of 65 announced in... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

ringing in the ears

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I had a high risk overseas unprotected male to female encouter about a month and a half ago. I got a blood test at 2 weeks which was negitive, but i realize those results are meaningless at this point. Lately I have been experiencing bad... 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 »