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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...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 neutralizing germs such as bacteria and viruses. ...
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Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...1988;1(8586):645.108. Polsky B, Baron PA, Gold JW, Smith JL, Jensen RH, Armstrong D. In vitro inactivation of HIV-1 by contraceptive sponge containing nonoxynol-9. Lancet. 1988;1(8600):1456.109. Kreiss J, Ngugi E, Holmes K, Ndinya-Achola J,... Read more »

Please I'll donate!! HIV on a cleaning bathroom sponge?

Two weeks ago I was in Bucharest in a rent room and washed my genitals with used bar soap that was on top of a sponge(the sponge apparently used for bathroom cleaning).Is it possible I got HIV since the soap has been previously used by other,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The short answer is no.The longer answer is nope.I'd suggest you peruse the information in the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter on HIV nonsexual transmission. You should find the information there reassuring.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

5th TRY Sponge Bob WART Pants Needs YOU!

Hi Doc this is my 5th time trying. Please answer. I had an exposure (vaginal sex) with CSW 27 months ago. I tested negative for HIV and all STDS with blood tests at 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, 12 month, and 18 month. I suffer from OCD and have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sponge Bob WART Pants,1. Yes, HPV is often recurrent! It is not a sign of a weak immune system or indicative of the need for repeat Read more »

precautions for a 3s (SAFER SEX TECHNIQUES)

Hi Doctor Bob!First let me start thanking you for the great help you were when we first found out my brother was HIV+. I have to admit my HIV-AIDS knowledge was almost non-existant, and it was the getting informed what helped us go through it.Ok,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...1988;1(8586):645. 108. Polsky B, Baron PA, Gold JW, Smith JL, Jensen RH, Armstrong D. In vitro inactivation of HIV-1 by contraceptive sponge containing nonoxynol-9. Lancet. 1988;1(8600):1456. 109. Kreiss J, Ngugi E, Holmes K,... Read more »
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Microbicides

...products women can use without their partners' knowledge. They will come in gels, foams, and creams. Some may take the form of a sponge or thin film that can be inserted with the fingers. Rings or diaphragms may also be inserted into the vagina... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Etravirine (Intelence)

...care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. Etravirine does not appear to affect blood levels of oral contraceptives , antacids or methadone . Etravirine has not been studied with buprenorphine . The herb St. John's... Read more »
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Reyataz

Common Name: atazanavir sulfate Brand Name: Reyataz Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 mg capsule plus 100 mg Norvir, once daily (this dose must be used if taking Viread... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible,... Read more »
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Semen Facial After Shave...

Posted by MiamiLat, 1 Reply
Hello to all! Quick question: Would getting semen on your face about 30 mins after shaving be at risk for transmission? I didn't see any major cuts while shaving but I usually do get little nicks here and there. The skin on my face was a little... Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
...its kind in the world. The programme has achieved national coverage and currently promotes and distributes the bulk of modern contraceptives used in Nigeria for the purposes of family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases,... Read more »

have hope now

Posted by tuffnftl, 4 Replies
well in jan 06 tested positive for hiv and kinda thought things were over, started meds in late feb kaletra and combivir, just had blood done and cd4 went from 303 up to 570 and vital load from 65,000 to 3,000, a bit ruff on the stomach are these... Read more »

Special Condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you buy special condoms from a special like condom shop if it is better or is it more for pleasure and for less protection ? Read more »