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HIV Drug in Microbicide Gel Safe for Daily Use
Date:2/26/2008

dence on a path that will answer whether tenofovir gel and other gels with HIV-specific compounds will be able to prevent sexual transmission of HIV in women when other approaches have failed to do so. It is a critical time for all of us engaged in HIV prevention, and I truly believe we are turning a corner," said Hillier, director of reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Microbicides designed to prevent HIV infection are applied on the inside of the vagina or rectum.

The study was presented this week at Microbicides 2008, an international meeting in New Delhi, India.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about HIV/AIDS and women.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Microbicide Trials Network, news release, Feb. 25, 2008


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