Navigation Links
Further Studies on AIDS Prevention Gels Stopped

Researchers have discontinued further studies on anti-AIDS vaginal gel in Africa and India, following results of recent trials, which indicated// that it could enhance the risk of HIV infection, instead of reducing it.

The gel in question, called Ushercell, contains a cotton-based compound called cellulose sulfate. This gel is developed by Polydex Pharmaceuticals, a company in Toronto.

More than 50% of AIDS infections in Africa concern women and girls. Researchers have been contemplating the employment of other protective measures which could be used by women, even without the knowledge of their partners. Scientists thought this would help in the scenario of many men refusing to use any protection during sex.

A study with 1,500 women in South Africa, Benin, Uganda, and India had to be halted during this week after a supervising board observed an increase in HIV infections among women using the gel, in contrast to women who were given an inactive medication.

"I cannot think of any biological basis for these findings, and I hope that further analysis of all of the data may shed further light on this important question," said USAID's research chief, Jeff Spieler.

"We did not find any evidence of greater risk of HIV infection," said a statement from Dr. Vera Halpern, who had spearheaded the Nigeria study. "But we also found no evidence that the product was effective."

Almost eleven trials had been conducted in The United States to evaluate the effectiveness of this gel, which had found the product to be safe and effective.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Further support for use of statins in Alzheimer’s disease
2. Clinical Impact of Activity and Abdominal Pressure on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Need to Be Further Analyzed
3. Doctor Accused Of Misdiagnosing 208 Patients: Further Investigation Ordered
4. NHS Recommends Further Cost Cutting Measures
5. Medha Patkars Condition Deteriorates Further
6. Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Warns Of Further Job Losses
7. Further Studies Needed To Completely Understand About Ventricular Fibrillation
8. Further improvements envisaged at Carstairs
9. UCLA Find Yields Further Insight into Causes of Parkinson’s Diseas
10. Salt Consumption Needs To Drop Further
11. Studies On Hearing Loss Discovers New Causes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to ... a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers ... Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: