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Vaginal Gel- A Powerful HIV-Prevention Option For Women

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 20, 2010 @ 7:40 pm
image Scientists reported a major stride towards a vaginal gel that can thwart HIV, a goal that would be of huge benefit to African women bearing the brunt of the AIDS pandemic. A prototype cream tested in South Africa curbed the risk of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by 39 percent overall, but by 54 percent among those women who used it most consistently, they said. The study coincided with the six-day 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, where le...

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