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Topical Gel And Hiv Prevention

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Project Inform

Topical Gel Prevents HIV Infection in Monkeys

In an oral presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, new data show that a topical gel applied vaginally in monkeys prevented infection from the simian form of HIV, or sHIV, after repeated exposures vaginal exposures. These results, in addition... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Pivotal HIV Prevention Trial for Women in Africa Finds That Use of Tenofovir Gel Does Not Prevent HIV: What Does This Mean for HIV Prevention for Women?

Johannesburg, South Africa, and Washington, D.C. -- A pivotal trial testing daily use of oral and topical prophylaxis to help prevent HIV has made a decision to discontinue testing tenofovir-containing vaginal gel, according to an announcement by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Certain Antibiotics in Topical Cream Could Prevent HIV Transmission, Study Says

A class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides could be used to make a topical cream that would trigger production of a protein in humans to prevent HIV transmission, according to a study published Tuesday in PLoS Biology , the Orlando Sentinel ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

gel that prevents hiv transmission

I am hiv positive and my husband is negative, we want to have a child, is there a gel that can help my husband prevent the transmission?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no gel to protect your husband. This is a conversation to have with a HIV OBGYN specialist. You can have children but just need to ensure that you are the right treatment and that your virus is under control. We are close to having a... Read more »


Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.You're referring to an experimental strategy that uses topical tenofovir to prevent HIV infection. The gel that you speak of is not yet approved for use, nor commercially available.I hope that results from the studies... Read more »

andro gel vs dep injections

Hello,I was using the andro gel everday but have switched to the depo injections 200ml every other week. the gel seemed to give me a better feeling, felt better but i cant go back to it cause it irritates my skin. I dont feel as good with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No doubt the daily applications of testosterone are indeed more "physiologic." That means more of what your body is used to getting small amounts of testosterone everyday. The every-two-weeks injections give you a walloping dose... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Dude, you're spending way too much time on this site and arguing with the wrong guy. Generally you and I agree on most things. It's just that I have the perspective of being HIV infected since January 1991 plus the experience of being... Read more »
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Posted by reparatur
Need support and a snazzy name for HIV prevention gel...

Microbicides gel or cream can stop the transmission of HIV and STD's. It's also women controlled and would therefore be ideal in many parts of the world where women can not negotiate with their... Read more »

New Topic: Has anyone ever taken PEP?

Posted by anxietyboy
Has anyone ever received Post Exposre Prophylaxis, for either a occupational or non-occupational exposure to HIV???

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Not a HIV topic, but I am sad.

Posted by sadface, 8 Replies
Hi family,
Well, I got some disturbing news today. My friends son killed himself. He was 25. He hung himself, I guess he was pretty intoxicated when he did it. It makes my heart just ache so bad for his mom, dad and little brother. WHY WHY WHY??... Read more »

interesting topic

Posted by zdenal, 1 Reply
hi I already know of HIV is not my problem. I am happy. I recently rode the subway and I read an article about someone who did not have HIV antibodies and had almost nothing. My partner is also negative so I already know that I am not one of those... Read more »