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HIV/AIDS

15 December 2010

New tools in global Aids fight

The US global Aids program may turn to new tools such as microbicide gels and pre-infection treatment to slow the epidemic in hard-hit countries, the program's director said.

The US global Aids program may turn to new tools such as microbicide gels and pre-infection treatment to slow the epidemic in hard-hit countries, the program's director said.

Goosby said microbicide gels, a focus of hope since a South African clinical trial this year showed at least one version lowered HIV infection rates, could also play a part once full regulatory approval is obtained and more is understood about how they work.

 

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