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Please answer: New findings, "OESTROGEN CREAM TO HELP REDUCE HIV INFECTION IN MEN"

Is this for real? My gf = +. And I would like to f**k her without a condom. What do you think? Please reply Dr. BOB. You know that this is a new topic, and needs to be discussed further. Topical Oestrogen Keratinises The Human Foreskin and May Help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it reduced their risk of infection with HIV by 50 - 60%. Circumcision is thought to help prevent infection with HIV because Langerhans cells, which are vulnerable to infection with HIV, are present in large numbers in the foreskin. But Langerhans... Read more »

Dick Docking and Penis Rubbing 2: Foreskin

Hello Dr Bob, Thanks to your last reply.That's my second time I sent this question. I've re-done a... Read more »

OT: about a previous answer

I'm sorry to steal some precious time to you but i need you clear up one point.You said in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

...a piece of tissue, to describe how STDs can increase acquisition of HIV-1. In the model, while immature immune cells called Langerhans cells captured HIV, they did not effectively transmit the virus to T-cells -- a requirement for the initiation... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Circumcision Shown to Deter HIV Spread

...foreskin is "mucosal," similar to the skin found on the inside of the mouth or nose. This mucosal skin has a high number of Langerhan cells, which are HIV target cells, or doorway cells for HIV. "HIV looks for target cells, like the Langerhans;... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Scientists Report New Lead in the Regulation of HIV Coreceptor

...speculative and would require a multiyear study in people to confirm. In the study published this month, the scientists used Langerhans cells isolated from skin. Langerhans cells, scavenging immune cells that also are present on genital... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Doctor Says "the Cut" Lowers Risk of HIV Infection

...inexpensive, lifelong, safe, and could dramatically alter the course of an epidemic." By removing the foreskin, circumcision removes Langerhans cells from the underside of the penis, which are recognized targets for HIV. It strengthens the skin... Read more »
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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...potent new way to curtail the transmission of the virus that causes AIDS, the Dutch scientists added. Langerin is produced by Langerhans cells, which form a web-like network in skin and mucosa. This network is one of the first structures HIV... Read more »

HIV and Circumcision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...This new research postulates that the foreskin is the primary point of entry for the virus because its thinner surface contains Langerhans' cells, which are rich in CD4 and CCR5 receptors. The study was conducted in Africa were heterosexual... Read more »

Still worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...published report suggested that this apparent enhanced heterosexual transmission of subtype E may be due to increased replication in Langerhans' cells, which are located in the vaginal mucosa and may be the cell types that first become infected... Read more »

A Simple Question-

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...heterosexual vaginal intercourse, where a latex condom is used and it does not "fail"...should I be worried about contracting HIV? Lets assume she is +. Assuming ONLY vaginal intercourse, How do men get it using a condom? How do men get it not... Read more »