Douching practices among women at high risk of HIV infection in the United States: implications for microbicide testing and use.

@article{Koblin2002DouchingPA,
  title={Douching practices among women at high risk of HIV infection in the United States: implications for microbicide testing and use.},
  author={Beryl A Koblin and Kenneth Mayer and Anthony K Mwatha and Pamela Brown-Peterside and Renee Holt and Michael J Marmor and Carrol A M Smith and Mary Ann Chiasson},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={406-10}
}
BACKGROUND Douching may interfere with determination of microbicide safety and effectiveness. This practice has not been adequately studied among women at risk of HIV infection. GOAL This study assessed douching practices among women at risk of HIV infection in the United States. STUDY DESIGN Data were collected on douching practices, sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, use of spermicidal products, and sexual risk behaviors among HIV antibody-negative women. RESULTS Of 623 women… CONTINUE READING