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Pitt gets $11.8 million to develop microbicide films for HIV prevention
Date:9/16/2010

uggests can release the drug faster and more efficiently than the gel version.

"An effective microbicide strategy should include different forms of the product," Dr. Rohan said. "Women will have preferences, and having options to meet those needs will lead to greater use and therefore better protection from infection."

In addition to tenofovir, the researchers will develop and test a second film containing another anti-HIV agent that has yet to be determined.


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Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
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412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
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