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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? Would Microbicides Protect Against All STDs? What if a Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Would Microbicides Be Safe? How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? How Would Microbicides Benefit Women With HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will...
Ask the Experts

Why didnt my doc give me the drugs?

Dr. Frascinoafter recieving oral sex from a hooker-I was drinking--- I went to my doctor the next day and asked to be put on drugs in case I was exposed. He said that I will not get hiv that way but said that testing for other stds might be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You were drinking a hooker? What flavor was he or she? OK, no matter, on to your question. Why didn't your doctor give you PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) following your oral sex-capade? Because, PEP involves taking very potent antiretroviral... Read more »

Is it really necessary to roll a condom all the way down?

i have on occasionally rolled a condom only over the glans of my penis- not over it's entire length. with some of the larger asian condoms and a moderate pace it stays put. am i crazy to think that this method (which can feel a whole lot better)...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...the base of the penis, it is much more likely to slip off during use, leaving you completely unprotected against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).2) Some STDs such as herpes, genital warts, and syphilis are transmitted through... Read more »

Can using Vaseline prevent getting HIV and other STDs?

Another guy I met on AOL (America Online) wanted bareback me using his discovered lubrication method. He uses a dildo and very large amounts of vaseline to coat the rectal lining to 'seal' the pores. Following that he uses a vaginal applicator to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...men having unprotected anal intercourse. Using Vaseline this way will NOT provide adequate protection against HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). There is no clinical evidence that Vaseline used this way, will provide an... Read more »

AIDS Education

Is there enough information on AIDS being given out or do people have to find it themselves?What are the most effective ways to teach children about AIDS?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.There are plenty of places for a person to learn about HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Some of these place include:1) Your local health department. Health departments often have free written... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia. Read more »
Connect With Others

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

i donated today

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if something is wrong with donation how long should it be before i know i just want to know i know they arent a testing facility but in case something shows up Read more »

Topping Last Month

Posted by Anonymous, 19 Replies
I have a lover that I see at least twice a week for a little more than 2 years. I am male and he is male and I met him on the internet and his profile said HIV-. Last month (Sept.) he sat on my penis without a condom. Well for the next four weeks... Read more »

Let's get tested TOGETHER BEFORE we have sex.

Posted by donsaklad, 1 Reply
...a. How widespread is the phenomenon of let's get tested TOGETHER BEFORE we have sex for A VARIETY of sexually transmitted diseases?... b. Who in public health have observed or who in journalism have observed the strategy?... of same sex or... Read more »