Microbicidal Spermicides

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spermicide as prevention tool

Hi Dr Bob. You answered a question from me a few weeks ago (outreach worker in alameda). I have another one. I was just reading your response to the uncircumcised republican guy. The info you posted at the bottom said -"The proper use of latex and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...haven't had the chance to review the article you reference, but let me give you the scoop on nonoxynol-9. It is true that the spermicide N-9 has been shown to increase the risk of HIV transmission, because it strips away the protective epithelial... Read more »

Is spermicide poisonous

My boyfriend was using a condom that was lubricated with spermicide. After he took off the condom I... Read more »


I don't like the spermicide condoms. I just don't like the thought of that stuff in me. I have two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: AIDS Bodies Call for Withdrawal of Spermicide

...Australian AIDS organizations last week called for the withdrawal of spermicides and lubricants containing nonoxynol-9 (N-9), which has been shown to increase the risk of contracting HIV. Nonoxynol-9 was designed Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...years. Microbicide research is further along. But microbicide research has also encountered setbacks. Nonoxynol-9 (N-9) is a spermicide that was tested as a microbicide. Research showed that frequent use of N-9 may actually increase the risk of... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

New Innovations in HIV Prevention

...human trials. Researchers have had difficulty developing methods for women to prevent HIV transmission. The microbicides and spermicides currently available or in clinical trials have not been effective in preventing transmission and are not... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...will be as affordable and accessible as possible. What About Nonoxynol-9 (N-9)? N-9 products are sold over the counter as spermicides that can prevent pregnancy. They cannot prevent the transmission of HIV or other infections. In fact, when... Read more »