Navigation Links
HIV and Erectile Medications - No Link Found

PDE-5 inhibitors are widely used by millions of men as an erectile dysfunction (ED) medication for a safer and effective management option associated with high rates of// patient and partner satisfaction. However, Researchers have emphasized on the safe sex counseling for patient use.

Recent reports have appeared about some individuals having misused this class of drug, combining them with narcotics such as methamphetamines. These reports further note that such individuals may be, in particular, at an increased risk for HIV. If such claims of a large and expanding use of Phosphodiesterase type5 (PDE-5) inhibitors were correct, this would signify an important public health concern.

A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary conference funded by the National Institutes of Health sought to determine whether the drug class of PDE-5 inhibitors was contributing to an overall increase in HIV infection. The results of this conference appear in the latest issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Convincing evidence was not found to support the conclusion that PDE-5 inhibitor use is a risk factor for HIV infection. For the large majority of men, PDE-5 inhibitor use is conducted in a stable, committed partner relationship. Under such circumstances, the risk of HIV infection is relatively small. Clinicians and educators did emphasize, however, the importance of safe sex practices for those engaging in risky sexual relations.

“It’s impressive how responsible most men are who use ED drugs, and the benefits they and their partners achieve with them, but there is a potential for abuse that needs to be recognized,” says Raymond C. Rosen, PhD, lead author of the report. “I would not like to see Viagra, Cialis or Levitra being used as performance enhancement drugs—that’s not why these drugs were approved or why physicians prescribe them.”

Irwin Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, noted that this paper is especially important to the field. “Health care providers should be reminded that individuals infected with HIV frequently have ED from their disease or from pharmacologic agents commonly used in its treatment. Positive clinical benefits have been reported in the HIV population when using PDE-5 inhibitor drugs as indicated.”

Source-Eurekaler
SRI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Erectile dysfunction (ED) signals vascular disease
2. An Exploration into Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetics
3. Erectile dysfunction: an early warning sign of clinically silent coronary artery disease?
4. Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra Launched In India By Pfizer
5. Cardiovascular Disease More Common Among Erectile Dysfunction Patients
6. Erectile Dysfunction Connected To Heart Disease
7. Statins For Erectile Dysfunction- An Alternative To Viagra?
8. Erectile Dysfunction Can Be Rectified By Healthy Way Of Life
9. Host of Benefits from Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
10. Erectile Dysfunction Linked with Smoking and Obesity – Study Report
11. South Africans Turn to Natural Remedies for Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... This Mother’s Day kicks off the start of ... National Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May 14. , Throughout the ... to empower women to make their health a top priority. Women everywhere are being ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... “ Crossing Over: Affirmations of Faith ... dying patients who have allowed those holding vigil to glimpse into the supernatural as ... hopes to help readers spiritually and practically gain insight into providing care to terminal ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TransWipe Volume ... Cut Pro X. Drag and drop a TransWipe preset between two video clips to ... smooth corner wipes to colored panels with customizable color and orientation options. TransWipe Volume ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting achieved ... KLAS Performance Report, Epic Consulting 2016 - Which Firms Provide Breadth, ... consulting services for electronic health record (EHR) solutions from Epic Systems Corporation ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for public stakeholder review. The stakeholder review is ... ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry., The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the  "Market ... to their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ... Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron install base in the ... France , Germany , ... United Kingdom . Along with the current ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... addition of the  "Europe Thalassaemia Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Europe Thalassaemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... pipeline products, Thalassaemia epidemiology, Thalassaemia market valuations ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Interface Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... interface (BCI) market  is expected to reach a value ... to expand at a CAGR of 14.9 % during ... A BCI device provides collaboration between the brain and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: