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How Can Vaginitis Be Prevented

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Draft Guidance on Vaginal Microbicides for the Prevention of HIV Infection

The FDA is announcing the release of a recently published Draft Guidance for Industry: Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection This draft guidance is intended to provide FDA's current thinking regarding development of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers to Test Monthly Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

Two large clinical HIV-prevention trials in Africa will test the safety and effectiveness of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine. Both studies are being conducted in partnership with the US National Institutes of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

"The first test of a long-acting vaginal ring loaded with an HIV-preventing drug has begun enrolling women in southern Africa," the Washington Post reports. The study, according to the newspaper, marks the 15th trial led by the nonprofit group,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Unprotected vaginal sex with spermicide = less risk?

My partner and I would always use a condom during sex, except for one instance in which I was unprotected but my partner used an applicator to apply Nonoxynol-9, a spermicide, to the cervix area to prevent pregnancy. Additionally, I had never once...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
1) In order to learn your HIV status, you need to take an HIV antibody test. Regular blood tests (CBC) will not tell you whether or not you have been infected with HIV.2) Currently, there is some controversy about the effectiveness of nonoxynol-9 (a... Read more »

Vaginal Fluid on Hands

Hi there, roughly 2 days ago I used hair removal cream around my genital area. Directly above my penis on my lower abdominal area I have little red spots (Tiny) in which hairs are growing back through. Now me and a friend had protected sex with a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Also if lubricant is used it must be water based. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive... Read more »

tiny vaginal fluid on urethra

hey first of all i had protected sex with a prostitute for like 5 minutes.i penetrated her for just 1 minute or less.I touched the condom after i took it out from her vagina a litte bit.Then i changed the condom and put a new one for oral, it took...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HICondoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood... Read more »

can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

As an individual living with HIV for 20 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade now. I believe there is a serious problem stemming from the lack of... Read more »

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Twenty three years since I first began to witness the horrific illnesses and deaths caused by HIV and still today, very few people have an understanding of HIV. The world population is ignorant about HIV! We... Read more »

Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

Is it possible to get hiv from vaginal discarge

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
basically I'm just curious if there is casues of it going through a girl's panties, through her pants. Enough to leave a chance of getting hiv from it.

Would vaginal fluids/vaginal discarge be noticable if they were left on a black leather seat? Read more »