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Silicon Based Lube And Hiv Transmission

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Why is it Silicone lube is safe to use in my body?

The boyfriend and I have an on going question about how it is Silicone lube could be safe since it goes inside my body when we have sex. Does any of the silicone get absorbed by my body? Or are the molecules to big for that to happen? Just worried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Silicone lube does not get absorbed into the body. It is not harmful. See below.Dr. Bobsafety of silicone lube questionedJun 4, 2007Hello,Here is a quote from a web site that sells lubes:Silicone lubrications crystallize more than others. The... Read more »

safety of silicone lube questioned

Hello,Here is a quote from a web site that sells lubes:Silicone lubrications crystallize more than... Read more »

oil based lube

If oil based lube is used on high quality latex condom, by how much does it increase the chance of... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: Are Lubes Safe for Anal Sex?

The results of two research studies were released in 2010 (at the International Microbicides Conference) which, some may think, call into question the safety of using lubricants for anal sex. But what do these results show? Is the evidence enough to... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Got Lube?

The main draw for me to attend the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town this past summer was the chance to spread the gospel of rectal microbicides and recruit, recruit, recruit... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanics in U.S. Contract HIV Through Different Transmission Routes Based on Birthplace, MMWR Study Says

HIV-positive Hispanics living in the U.S. contract the virus through different transmission routes primarily based on where they were born, according to a study published Thursday in CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: World AIDS Day in the Valley

Numerous events were held in Silicon Valley to mark World AIDS Day. Among them: A civic ceremony and interfaith gathering was held in downtown San Jose, where proclamations and speeches about the epidemic's continuing impact were delivered. The... Read more »
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Best Condoms and Lube?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hey there!

I'm an HIV + female who's starting a new relationship with an HIV - man.

We have been waiting til my most recent doctor's appointment to have sex.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend the best quality condoms for mixed status couples.

H... Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on www.astroglide.co.uk it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... 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 »

oil lube or maybe not

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had sex with a pro we used a condom but I dont know if the lube weas oil or water based. i asked her and she said is was her homemade lube That freaked me out. I tested negative at 8 weeks, and i did wear a condom, im worried that the condom could... Read more »