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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...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 Eventually Have an HIV...
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oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as the primary means of contraception when nevirapine is prescribed to women of childbearing potential. Talk to your HIV specialist and/or ob-gyn for additional advice. In the meantime, use... Read more »

Birth Control causing higher levels of HIV? Is this really so?

Hello to my favorite doctor! This is mommy of three and I cannot belive what I just read. The following article terrifies me because I was put back on oral contraceptives due to my excessive bleeding etc. and now I am wondering if I am in serious...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there Mommy of Three,You can relax. Your fears are completely unwarranted. Please note the last paragraph, which states: "While women taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs would not likely be affected by higher estrogen and progesterone levels from... 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
...microbicides are only designed to fight sexually transmitted HIV infection. These trials also must enroll a very large number of womenseveral thousand per trial, in fact. Large-scale efficacy trials are therefore conducted primarily in regions... 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
...microbicides are only designed to fight sexually transmitted HIV infection. These trials also must enroll a very large number of womenseveral thousand per trial, in fact. Large-scale efficacy trials are therefore conducted primarily in regions... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...under the curve (AUC), a measure of the body's overall exposure to a drug between two doses. When antiretrovirals and hormonal contraceptive agents are combined, drug interactions may change the AUC of the hormonal contraceptives. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nationally Representative Study Reveals Missed HIV and STD Screening Opportunities for Young, High-Risk Women Seeking Contraceptive Services

... A nationally representative study of contraceptive and STD/HIV services received by sexually active young women in the United States indicates that the majority receive either contraceptive services or STD/HIV services, but few receive both. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy and Increased Use of Contraceptives Among HIV-Positive Women During Expanding Access to Antiretroviral Therapy in Mbarara, Uganda

... The current study examined whether prevalence of contraceptive use among HIV-positive women varied according to use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Mbarara, Uganda. Data from a cross-sectional survey Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hormonal Contraception Use Does Not Increase Women's Risk of HIV Infection, Study Says

... The use of hormonal contraception does not increase women's overall risk of HIV infection, according to a study published Thursday on the Web site of the Journal AIDS , Reuters reports. Read more »
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