Female Vaginal Disease
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Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled TrialAlthough the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
Female-Controlled Microbicide to Prevent HIV Infection Could Be Available in Three to Four Years, Piot SaysA female-controlled, vaginal microbicide to prevent HIV infection could be available in three to four years and offers more hope in the "foreseeable future" than an HIV/AIDS vaccine, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said on Thursday, AFP/... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Generally speaking, frottage (body rubbing) is not considered to be an HIV-transmission/acquisition risk. The theoretical risk of tribbing would involve getting a sufficient quantity of infected vaginal/cervical secretions from the poz partner... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi.Thank you for your question.Anal intercourse poses a higher level of risk than vaginal intercourse. During unprotected vaginal intercourse, the man is being exposed to vaginalsecretions, and possibly menstrual blood as well. During anal... Read more »
Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there,Those 30 seconds were unlikely to have been enough time for transmission to have occurred. Your symptoms are not HIV related. If you like, go in for an initial test at 28 days. That result will be a good indicator of what to expect at 90... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesRead TRUTH, what they don't want the public to know! In developed world, vaginal secretions are not infecting men as statistics have shown. Vaginal secretions carry virus in 50% to 60% of women studied, YET the AMOUNT of virus is QUITE SMALL!
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHi folks!
This post is targeted to those like me:
a heterosexual male in his early to mid twenties who have had a brief unprotected vaginal exposure.
I just want to remind you guys that female to male transmission is pretty darn low. It's not... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI had oral sex with another woman, and I'm wondering how risky this is? I've read, it is risky, and then I've read it isn't. So which is it? Regardless if I ever do that again it will be with protection I don't care. I just want to know if anyone on... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyCan you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... Read more »
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