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HIV microbicide hope

Posted by hannahflynn on March 7, 2009

In the face of a series of failed HIV vaccine trials the news of a microbicide which has been found to prevent HIV infection has been welcomed by researchers in the field.

Though current trails have only been completed in maquac monkeys, researchers reporting in Natureare hopeful the microbicide will prove effective in humans.

The news comes in the wake of reports that gonorrhea is becoming dangerously anti-biotic resistant, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

This urgently increases the need for effective microbicides and developing biofilms, which can be applied prior to intercourse.

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