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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...the option of getting pregnant while still protecting themselves from infection -- an alternative that is not available with condom use. Contraceptive microbicides would prevent pregnancy and STDs. It is important to have both types available. Would Microbicides Be Safe? Any new product must go through strict safety testing before becoming available to the public. Health activists and researchers are closely watching over the clinical...
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Do the emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result?

Do emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result? I ate emergency contraception pills on Aug,13,and I did a hiv test on Nov,1. It was about 82days after I took the pills. The result is non-reactive. So, do the pills affect HIV test? Looking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope!Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV + and contraceptives

hi, im HIV+ and recently had an an operation due a an ovarian cyst. The doctor suggested that i take contraceptives to suppress the growht of oestrogen which is causing my periods to be unbearable. He said i must decide between pills and Depo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello TYZ,There are reports indicating efavirenz (Stocrin) can reduce the levels of some oral contraceptives. This may not be as much of an issue for you, as you are not using the medication for contraception, but rather to regulate hormonally Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »

oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Concomitant use of nevirapine and hormonal contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...under the curve (AUC), a measure of the body's overall exposure to a drug between two doses. When antiretrovirals and hormonal contraceptive agents are combined, drug interactions may change the AUC of the hormonal contraceptives. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Symposium Infects HIV Awareness Within University

...served as a reminder for me," said Hieu Phung, a senior. "If everybody here at least learns about how to use a condom and what types of contraceptives there are, I think it would help and maybe lower birth rates and help protect against... 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

...contraceptive or STD/HIV services, but only 39 percent received both. Younger women (aged 15-22) were more likely to receive both types of services (41%) than women aged 23-24 (32%). Overall, women were almost twice as likely to receive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning Disabled May Engage in Unsafe Sex: Survey

...16, from friends or school teachers," the researchers reported. Though the men in general gave accurate answers regarding the types and benefits of contraception, many seemed unsure about where to obtain contraceptives. Most gave accurate... Read more »
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wondering if sex will ever be the same

Posted by anonymousgrrl3, 7 Replies
so, the past few days have been a non-stop research project for me online. this is the first time since being diagnosed that i have this access to the internet, and i am poisoning myself with it. the past several days i have spent all day and night... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Pimple like Rashes in middle of my chest which are like spreading in 2.5 to 3.0 inches of diameter. (Scattered Red Blotches kind of pimples) Please tell!! Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
...Marketing The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered to be one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The programme has achieved national coverage and currently promotes and distributes the bulk of... 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 »