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Why Should Women Use Microbicides When Having Unprotected Sex

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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
...inside a diaphragm or cervical cap. A positive woman can also reduce (but by no means eliminate) a partner's risk by having unprotected sex only immediately after ovulation, thus maximizing her chances of becoming pregnant while reducing the... Read more »

Hope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials... Read more »

Microbicide trials

There are several microbicide trials ongoing. How long it will take in your opinion to have a valid... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Microbicide Development: Positive Women's Concerns

...inside a diaphragm or cervical cap. A positive woman can also reduce (but by no means eliminate) a partner's risk by having unprotected sex only immediately after ovulation, thus maximizing her chances of becoming pregnant while reducing the... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Violence Against Women, HIV and Microbicides

...enter the bloodstream, thus facilitating infection. Women are already at least twice as likely as men to contract HIV from unprotected sex, in part because semen carries more HIV than vaginal secretions. Vaginal membranes are exposed to... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

HIV-Positive Women and Microbicides

...intercourse). There are other ways for a positive woman to reduce the risk while attempting to become pregnant -- such as having unprotected sex only right after ovulation (thus reducing the number of times her partner is exposed). Taking... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Microbicides Will Help Protect Human, Reproductive and Sexual Rights

...infected, you can either abstain from sex or use a condom. Neither of these options allows pregnancy to occur. If you have unprotected sex in order to get pregnant, you and your future children may become infected Help protect you from... Read more »
Connect With Others

unprotected sex then protected sex....higher risk?

Posted by WorriedinCA
2 weeks ago I had sex with a girl I met at a bar. We had sex with a condom, then started making out, and she got on top of me and we had sex for 15-20 seconds without a condom, when I said this wasn't right. I then got a condom and put it on. We... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were among African-Americans. TRANSMISSION HIV is spread most commonly by having unprotected sex with an infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the lining of the vagina, vulva, penis,... Read more »

Unprotected sex between HIV+ partners

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. First, I'm truly grateful to find this site - it was recommended by my doctor. My question is this: what is the current thinking about bareback sex between HIV+ partners? My doctor says what we've heard about "superinfection" is a myth.... Read more »

Crystal Meth/Anonymous-Unprotected Sex Craze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is this I hear of young men contacting other gay men for crystal meth and sex on the internet where protection isnt even discussed or used. These kids are reporting multiple partners and there is a very high incidence of HIV. This is going on... Read more »