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Dr. Rick, Are there over-the-counter vagicides/spermides that willde-activate/kill the HIV Virus and other STDs. I read somewhere that testingwas being conducted. Thanks...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Presently, there are severalover-the-counter spermicides (and spermicide containing lubricants) thathave a LIMITED effectiveness against HIV and other Sexually TransmittedDiseases (STD's). Nonoxynol-9 is a... Read more »


I don't like the spermicide condoms. I just don't like the thought of that stuff in me. I... Read more »

spermicidal condoms

while using a spermicidal condom (trojan) during sex the head of my penis started burning. this has... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Mandates New Warning for Nonoxynol 9 OTC Contraceptive Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule today that requires that manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) stand-alone vaginal contraceptive and spermicidal products containing the chemical ingredient nonoxynol 9 (N9) include a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Union Awards $13.7M for New Microbicide Development

The European Union has awarded $13.7 million to an international consortium of universities, research institutes and biotechnology companies to develop new microbicides that could prevent HIV transmission, London's Guardian reports (Jha, ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


What Are Microbicides? Microbicides and Vaccines How Do Microbicides Work? How Many Microbicides Are Near Approval? What Are the Side Effects? --> The Bottom Line For More Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Where Are the Microbicides? A Never-Ending Wait

The UNAIDS has placed a new face on the HIV pandemic. Its data show that, in some parts of the underdeveloped world, women between the ages of 15 and 24 years are now three times more likely to be HIV-positive than young men. The outlook for women... Read more »
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oraquick hiv otc test question

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
is 6 weeks NEG a good indication. I have read articles that most people show antibodies at 25 days and 99% of people will show poz by 6 weeks. I took a blood and Oraquick test at 6 weeks and neg. Can i move on Read more »

oraquick hiv otc test question

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
I have a quick question for you .... I took the new oraquick test last night cause i had already ordered it i ran the test and the red line at "C" was there No red line at "T" But if you looked very closley with a flashlight you could see a... Read more »