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HIV/AIDS

01 March 2011

Rectal gel may ward off HIV

A gel that has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in women during vaginal sex has also shown promise toward preventing transmission during anal sex.

A gel that has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in women during vaginal sex has also shown promise preventing transmission during anal sex, US researchers said.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Pittsburgh then took biopsies of rectal tissue from the subjects and exposed the tissue to HIV in a lab to see how the product protected against infection.

 

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