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Trial of VivaGel in Sexually Active Young Women Commences

...f use. VivaGel(TM) is being developed as a vaginal microbicide for the prevention of HIV and genital herpes. The expanded safety study is being conducted at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, through a collaboration between the MTN (an...

Brief Intervention on HIV and Alcohol Risk Encourages Safer Sex

... could bolster other prevention strategies such as microbicide use. Changing sexual risk behaviours in the long term among people at greatest risk “requires multilevel intervention strategies that address individual behaviour change and also change the behavioural context and social milieu”, the authors concl...

Protein Blockade For HIV Infection

...at this finding could influence the discovery of a microbicide which will give protective cover to women against HIV infection. JYT...

Swedish Biotech Licenses HIV Drug to China for Development

...rent products; an oral treatment regime, a vaginal microbicide and coating of condoms. It is the first antiretrov... few infections.' MIV-160 is also an attractive microbicide product, he said, because it can inhibit HIV at very low concentrations – several thousand times low...

A Molecular Condom Against AIDS

...ing acidic vaginal conditions. No first-generation microbicide has been approved yet for wide use. Source-Newswse SRM...

Computer Tool Predicts Effectiveness Of Microbicides

...ve determined that a thin, long-lasting coating of microbicide delivered to susceptible tissues in a woman's vagi...ted. In addition to their role in drug delivery, microbicide formulations can act as physical barriers or filters to slow HIV's passage from semen into body tiss...

Fighting AIDS – a joint venture of the rich and the poor

...ropean laboratories will be the ones producing the microbicide or vaccine, thus the destiny of the poor countries’ people depend partly on programs launched in rich countries. Even other features of development can be advanced in poor countries with new technologies or practices adopted in rich countries. In f...

Need for Change in Social Norms to Prevent Spread of HIV

...ansmitted diseases. This may explain why the first microbicide trial, done several years ago, couldn’t detect a difference between those who used the product and those who didn’t.’ She quoted the example of Thailand to show the role of the government in preventing the spread of HIV. She said, ‘Information and ...

Two AIDS Vaccine Trials Hold Hope Against Epidemic

...ch with increasing promise is the field of topical microbicide gels that could kill the HIV virus in the vagina and protect women from infection. The wealthy Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations poured start up money into the Maryland-based International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) several...

XVI International AIDS Conference To Be Held In Toronto In August

...e vaccine to the results of the clinical trials of microbicide gels (for use by women to prevent HIV transmission during sex) to the emerging drug-resistance to first-line anti-retroviral drugs that are keeping millions of people infected with HIV alive. It was reported that the conference would try and find w...

Vaginal Gel That Protects Against HIV To Hit The Markets By 2010

...V are female, according to the United Nations. A microbicide that's 60 percent effective against HIV that's used by only 20 percent of women in 73 developing countries could prevent 2.5 million HIV infections, the London School of Tropical Hygiene has calculated, the AP reported....

Many young women affected by HIV

... phase, it will be another five or 10 years before microbicide products are available on the market. "They're not going to be as effective as condoms but they are looking very promising," Shahin says. With all these measures being taken it is time the world acted together rather than in isolation as the time...

From Computers to Vaccines

...nterest in developing vaccines and also developing microbicide (use of beneficial/harmless microbes to kill the other harmful microbes) against HIV/AIDS....

Microbicides could serve to materialise women empowerment in the years to come

...tages of clinical trial, some in India. In India, microbicide trials will be carried out by the ICMR in collaboration with an US research agency CONRAD, with which the central government has signed a MoU in 2004. Source: Indo-Asian News Servic...

New genital gel could empower women against the AIDS epidemic

...hat thwart HIV in a variety of ways. Carraguard, a microbicide extracted from seaweeds is already into phase III clinical trials in Southern Africa. Carraguard gums up the surface of virus and vaginal cells to create a physical barrier against infection. Other products being tested, such as Buffergel, instead in...

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