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How To Prevent Vaginal Infections

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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Draft Guidance on Vaginal Microbicides for the Prevention of HIV Infection

The FDA is announcing the release of a recently published Draft Guidance for Industry: Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection This draft guidance is intended to provide FDA's current thinking regarding development of...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. Food and Drug Administration

Webinar "Draft Guidance Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection"

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2:00 - 3:00PM (ET), FDA will present a webinar to discuss the recently published draft guidance for industry entitled, " FDA Guidance for Industry Webinar on Draft Guidance Vaginal Microbicides: Development for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study published online in the journal Lancet . The gel, PRO 2000, was tested in two different... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Likelihood of infection with high viral load, protected versus unprotected vaginal intercourse

I am a female who engaged in one episode of protected heterosexual sex with a male of an unknown status. He did not finish inside of me because I asked him not to do so. A couple days after the incident, he told me he had a fever and felt ill....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the question and I hope to put your mind at ease! 1. Protected sex is obviously the best way to prevent transmission of any type of sexually transmitted infection. The chances of HIV transmission increase with a higher viral load and... Read more »

Had Unprotected oral, protected vaginal with hooker, am. I infected?

37 days ago I had unprotected oral and protected sex with a hooker. The condom stayed on at all times but there may have been some contact with her vaginal fluid on some extremities of my penis as condom at some point wanted to slip away ( it did...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV. Your risks were unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex. See below for our stance on both. I do not think transmission was likely. However, since it sounds like you are in a primary... Read more »

Secondary prevention and fear of infecting others

Hi Rick, really get a lot from your site! Thanks for all the info. Have got a question and hope you may be able to resolve. I date a positive woman, have for nearly a year now. We practice safer sex - OUTERCOARSE - she isn't comfortable with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question:You are actually dealing with two separate issues here, so I will address them separately.In response to the comment that she visits the Body, but only the Treatment forums:We commonly see this happen in people who are... Read more »

Will i be infected if infected vaginal cum touches my penis tip.

I had sex with a prostitute using condom.after having sex with her few vaginal cum got stuck on my finger.then i accidently wiped my cum from the tip of my penis with it.then i wore my pant for 20 miniutes and finally washed my penis with soap and...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like you're on the right track with your reasoning. While technically her vaginal cum came in contact with the tip of your penis you are absolutely right: it needs to get up inside your penis, and then it has to... Read more »
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vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment

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Any reported cases of protected vaginal infection

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there ,

Are there any documented reports of hetero cases , where protection(condom) was used but, infection was still possible to the insertive partner(male) ?

Please help !!
Love all

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am i infected? possible non consensual vaginal penetration and other worries

Posted by peewee, 1 Reply
I am female. I only have vaginal sex. I do not give oral without condoms. I only have unprotected sex in committed relationships where testing is done at every 3 month mark.

There are 3 encounters, two of which I am extremely shaky about as I have... Read more »

vaginal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi..
these past two days I found large orange stain on my panties. I also have been experiencing pain during intercourse. I checked on info. about vaginal infection symptoms, none of it says something about orange color discharge. does anybody... Read more »