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AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...is not clear when a vaccine might become available. However, it is unlikely to be within the next 10 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 HIV infection. It can damage the lining of the vagina or rectum, making it easier for HIV to get...
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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
...Hi,Nope! Not true!Dr. BobHope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)Jun 9, 2009 What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials 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
...Hi,I'll repost below the latest information on microbicides.Dr. BobMicrobicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna ForbesFormulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded Read more »

Do you believe in microbicides?

How long we have to use condoms for sex? Is there any hope that in the next years a valid microbicide will be available for use?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Condoms will need to be used for the foreseeable future. Read more »

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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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 »
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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 »
The Center for AIDS

Where Are the Microbicides? A Never-Ending Wait

...activity, suggesting that they may be candidates for a combination microbicide. 6 There has also been significant research on spermicides. Many women are familiar with nonoxynol- 9, which is an over-the-counter spermicide that has been used... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

All About Rectal Microbicides

... What Do We Know Now? We now know that Nonoxynol-9 IS NOT an effective microbicide! Manufacturers started adding N-9 (a spermicide commonly used in over-the-counter birth control products) to condoms and sexual lubricants when it was shown to... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Why Women Should NOT Use Lemon or Lime Juice as a Microbicide

...laboratory study comparing the cytotoxicity (cell-damaging effect) and anti-HIV activity of lemon and lime juice to that of the spermicide nonoxynol-9 (N-9). She tested these three substances on cervical explant tissue (human cells obtained from... Read more »
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SPERMICIDE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IS SPERICIDE ON THE OUTSIDE OR INSIDE OF THE CONDOM? Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...vaginal sex. Only water-based lubricants should be used with male latex condoms. Although some laboratory evidence shows that spermicides can kill HIV, researchers have not found that these products can prevent you from getting HIV. RESEARCH... Read more »

Question about lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if lube helps play any part in the prevention of transmitting HIV? Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...are more prone to infection. We are currently investigating this." The finding should also impact the race to find topical microbicides that might protect women against HIV infection. Choosing compounds that allow Langerin to continue to work... Read more »