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Contraceptives And Preventing Std's

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? Would Microbicides Protect Against All STDs? What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Would Microbicides Be Safe? How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? How Would Microbicides Benefit Women With HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will...
Ask the Experts

Can using birth control protect you from HIV and other STDs?

Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...understand you correctly, you would like to know if using contraceptives (birth control) will protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following are forms of birth control that will also protect you against HIV... Read more »

Abstinence-Only Sed Education

Hey Dr. Bob,Apparently Dubya is still pouring money into Abstinence-only sex education. Does this work or is "The Decider" wrong about this just as he's been so wrong about everything else?Thanks for keeping it real Dr. Bob
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unwanted teen pregnancies since 1981. Under Dubya's rule such programs have expanded dramatically to encompass HIV/AIDS and STD prevention. Dubya then forced this policy on the international community in 2003 with the implementation of his... Read more »

AIDS awareness and abstinence-only (ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for this amazing service that you provide. I have already made a donation to your wonderful cause. I would like to ask for your advice.I am part of an HIV/AIDS awareness group that goes to local high schools...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...backwards once again!!! His policy of relying on abstinence-only sex education as the primary tool to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases is foolish, unscientific, and increasingly indefensible! By the way Miss Waiting, you... Read more »

Re: Afriad of my qustions

Dr. Bob Thank you for answering my questions. I didn't mean to sound the way I may have come across. I was scared, which anyone would have been. And for a long time no one would answer my questions- My cosuin died of Aids back in 92, My mom took...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agree Bush's push for abstinence-only sex education is shameful and that it ultimately places our children at greater risk for STDs, including HIV. (See the post below, also from the archives, I might add!) If you want your daughter to have the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nationally Representative Study Reveals Missed HIV and STD Screening Opportunities for Young, High-Risk Women Seeking Contraceptive Services

...young women at highest risk for STD/HIV infection, many are receiving contraceptive services but are not being screened for STDs or HIV. Led by Sherry Farr, CDC researchers examined data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, a national... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Few Women Seeking Emergency Contraception Are Tested for STDs Despite Being at High Risk

... Women requesting emergency contraception (EC) at STD clinics are considered to be at high risk for STDs because they typically report recent unprotected sex. Yet new research conducted at the ten STD clinics run by the New York Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Comprehensive Sex Ed Advocates Seeking Broader Curriculum, Including Information About Contraceptives, STDs

...favor expansion of the current state sex education curriculum to include information about contraceptives and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Parents also favor beginning sex education at a younger age, increasing classroom time... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that 's it! I am now your anonymous admirer and faithful servant. On a less serious note. Clearly we DO NOT ADVOCATE spreading std's but, having said that, I must point out that condoms have very severe limitations in that regard. Study after... Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
...promotes and distributes the bulk of modern contraceptives used in Nigeria for the purposes of family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. There is evidence of positive results from key messages,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

For the Heterosexual worried well

Posted by Anonymous
...sciences. The study also found that the practice of anal sex, lack of condom use, injection drug use and the presence of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) are the best predictors of infection. "We now know many of the risk factors that... Read more »