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Vaginal Microbicides

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...over the clinical testing of microbicides to make sure it is done correctly. How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? It is possible that an HIV-positive woman's male partner might be protected from infection if she used a vaginal microbicide. However, this would need to be tested in clinical trials. Microbicides may work if they are used rectally, but the safety and effectiveness of microbicides for rectal use must also be tested separately...
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
...Microbicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna Forbes Formulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded into vaginal rings or onto barrier devices such as diaphragms, microbicides are currently being developed to provide an HIV... 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
...BobMicrobicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna ForbesFormulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded into vaginal rings or onto barrier devices such as diaphragms, microbicides are currently being developed to provide an... 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
...Microbicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns By Anna Forbes Formulated as anti-HIV gels, creams, or films, or loaded into vaginal rings or onto barrier devices such as diaphragms, microbicides are currently being developed to provide an HIV... Read more »

negative top with poz bottom, can meds help me stay negative?

I am a hiv negative top in a relationship with a positive bottom. Are there any medical trials currently available that are researching the possibility of meds helping me stay negative while having unprotected anal sex?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed "go wild" based on stodgy scientific conference standards. The study reported that South African women who applied a vaginal microbicide gel containing one percent tenofovir before and after sex had a 39 percent lower risk of HIV infection... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Safety and Effectiveness of 1% Tenofovir Vaginal Microbicide Gel in South African Women: Results of the CAPRISA 004 Trial

...Context Sheena McCormack (United Kingdom) Clinical Epidemiologist, MRC Clinical Trials Unit Effectiveness of 1% Tenofovir Vaginal Microbicide Gel in South African Women: Results of the CAPRISA 004 Trial Presented by Quarraisha Abdool Karim... Read more »
The Body PRO

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

...much. It's a pleasure. Good luck. Reference Karim SA, Coletti A, Richardson B, et al. Safety and effectiveness of vaginal microbicides BufferGel and 0.5% PRO 2000/5 gel for the prevention of HIV infection in women: results of the HPTN... Read more »
International Partnership for Microbicides

IPM Reaches Landmark Agreement With Pfizer to Develop FDA-Approved Antiretroviral Drug as Vaginal Microbicide

...ways our drugs can be used to slow down or stop this epidemic." Under this agreement, IPM would work to develop maraviroc as a vaginal microbicide with the right to develop, manufacture and distribute the microbicide in developing countries.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Microbicide Advocates Stress Options

...Development increased research and development funding for microbicides by nearly 20-fold. But while support and interest in vaginal microbicides to prevent HIV have increased, support for rectal microbicides is not as strong. Microbicides for... Read more »
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Posted by von, 1 Reply
...Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear 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 »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...every encounter with the sexually transmitted virus will end in infection. "On the other hand, during one episode of penile-vaginal intercourse with an HIV-infected partner, the chance that you are going to get HIV is somewhere between one in... Read more »

todays paper...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...Private and government funders are considering others. Tenofovir also is being tested in microbicide gels that women could use vaginally to try to prevent catching HIV. "If you're in an area where there's a really high HIV incidence, something... Read more »