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Microbicide And Bacteria

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in different ways: Killing or neutralizing germs such as bacteria and viruses. Changing the chemistry of a woman's vagina to make infection less likely. Blocking infection by creating a barrier between the germ and the cells of the vagina or rectum. Preventing the germ...
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Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public will be delayed because the use of microbicides would mean fewer trial patients for a vaccine. Is this really true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...money in gathering vital background data on vaginal immunology (how the vagina reacts to and protects itself against viruses and bacteria), vaginal ecology (including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina... Read more »

Hope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials now. How long it will take to have something to use?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...money in gathering vital background data on vaginal immunology (how the vagina reacts to and protects itself against viruses and bacteria), vaginal ecology (including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina... Read more »

Microbicide trials

There are several microbicide trials ongoing. How long it will take in your opinion to have a valid alternative to condoms? There were results published in this days about the PRO 2000 candidate which shows a 30% efficacy in prevention.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...money in gathering vital background data on vaginal immunology (how the vagina reacts to and protects itself against viruses and bacteria), vaginal ecology (including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina... Read more »

Un protected sex

i was wondering if there was a cream or a gel that is being tested to prevent HIV.. My Boyfriend do not like useing condoms, I am undectable have been for years. I havent missed any of my meds in a very long time, I have a cd4 count of 800 and i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...money in gathering vital background data on vaginal immunology (how the vagina reacts to and protects itself against viruses and bacteria), vaginal ecology (including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Microbicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns

...money in gathering vital background data on vaginal immunology (how the vagina reacts to and protects itself against viruses and bacteria), vaginal ecology (including the naturally occurring bacterial "micro-flora" that help keep the vagina... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Microbicides

...may take, and there are also different ways in which a microbicide can work. One way a microbicide can work is by killing the bacteria or virus. Alternatively, a microbicide may prevent the replication of the virus or bacteria after infection has... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Microbicide Research and Development: How Do They Work and How Are They Tested?

...gelling or tableting agent. PRO2000 (napthalene sulphonate polymer) is an entry and fusion inhibitor that binds to viruses and bacteria to prevent them from binding to and infecting healthy cells. Its contraceptive efficacy is expected to be... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Microbicides: When, How and Why Care Now?

...mechanisms that a microbicide may be able to supplement or enhance. Lactobacillus, for example, is a naturally occurring, "good" bacteria that helps protect the vagina by maintaining its acidic environment. This natural acidity helps foster an... Read more »
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tabacco?

Posted by Anonymous
...the leaves. The circles of leaf are placed in a petri dish and then squirted with a liquid containing a genetically modified bacterium. When the bacterium infects a plant leaf, it inserts some of its own genes into the plant's DNA, in effect... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with AIDS may get life-threatening diseases called opportunistic infections, which are caused by microbes such as viruses or bacteria that usually do not make healthy people sick. More than 900,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in the United... Read more »

Bacteria....to be or not to be....

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
...I presented this question to "the experts" at the body.com, but I was wondering was there anyone else that was/is on anti-bacteria meds, and considered buying "bacteria pills" to help restore bacteria in your body? did/would you buy it ...what... Read more »

bikram question

Posted by Anonymous
...would doing bikram yoga, especially in a sweaty, heated room be bad for my health? germs, bacteria, etc.? any feedback would be appreciated. -m Read more »