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Vaginal Contraceptive

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...microbicides might be developed that could prevent a wide range of STDs, including HIV. What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Some of the microbicides being studied would allow a woman to get pregnant. These are called non-contraceptive microbicides. They would offer women the option of getting pregnant while still protecting themselves from infection -- an alternative that is not available with condom use. Contraceptive microbicides...
Ask the Experts

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
...very little background data exist on their natural vaginal ecology and how various factorsincluding pregnancy, use of hormonal contraceptives, and use of the candidate microbicides themselvesmay affect HIV positive women's bodies differently.... 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
...very little background data exist on their natural vaginal ecology and how various factorsincluding pregnancy, use of hormonal contraceptives, and use of the candidate microbicides themselvesmay affect HIV positive women's bodies... 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
...very little background data exist on their natural vaginal ecology and how various factorsincluding pregnancy, use of hormonal contraceptives, and use of the candidate microbicides themselvesmay affect HIV positive women's bodies differently.... 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
...very little background data exist on their natural vaginal ecology and how various factorsincluding pregnancy, use of hormonal contraceptives, and use of the candidate microbicides themselvesmay affect HIV positive women's bodies differently.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Require Vaginal Contraceptives Containing Nonoxynol-9 to Include Warning Label That Products Do Not Protect Against STIs, Including HIV

... FDA on Tuesday issued a new rule that will require vaginal contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to include a warning label that the products do not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaginal Contraceptive/HIV Fighter Seems Promising

...An experimental vaginal gel appears to be a safe, effective contraceptive, according to animal studies. The compound, SAMMA, blocked HIV and two strains of herpes simplex virus in laboratory testing. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Grant From Gates Foundation Will Aid Development of Revolutionary New Contraceptive

... An Ottawa scientist has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop a vaginal contraceptive that also protects against HIV and other STDs. The recipient is Dr. Nongnuj Tanphaichitr, a senior scientist... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Mandates New Warning for Nonoxynol 9 OTC Contraceptive Products

...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 warning... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...HIV for women are vaginal bleeding, pre-existing STDs, and possibly adolescence (thinner vaginal lining) and using hormonal contraceptives, since both can cause vaginal bleeding. Read more »

Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
...vagina against my pennis briefly. I also had a broken pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal fluids briefly. Please tell me if I am at risk of contracting anything as I am frightened and can't tell my... Read more »

Special Condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you buy special condoms from a special like condom shop if it is better or is it more for pleasure and for less protection ? Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper A few minutes after, I had a shower and Read more »