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MAR 14, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Vaginal HIV Prevention Gel Shows Promise In Monkeys

Scientists may be a step closer to developing a vaginal gel that can protect women against HIV. Researchers found that five out of six macaque monkeys were protected from developing the simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) when the gel, which contains 1 percent of the antiretroviral drug raltegravir, was applied three hours after exposure to SHIV. In addition, the researchers found that two out of three macaque monkeys were protected from SHIV when the gel was applied 30 minutes before the exposure. "We provide a proof of concept that topically applied integrase inhibitors protect ... Read More

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