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Vaginal Ring against AIDS, New Hope for Millions of Women - ScienceNewsHub

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:38

ScienceNewsHub

Vaginal Ring against AIDS, New Hope for Millions of Women
ScienceNewsHub
The product, which slowly releases an antiretroviral drug, has been presented by the International Partnership for Microbicides. DENMARK – In a new attempt to win the battle against AIDS, a vaginal ring that helps prevent transmission of the virus ...

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Prevention of vaginal and rectal herpes simplex virus type 2 transmission in mice: mechanism of antiviral action - Dove Medical Press

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 19:34

Prevention of vaginal and rectal herpes simplex virus type 2 transmission in mice: mechanism of antiviral action
Dove Medical Press
Abstract: Topical microbicides to stop sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), are urgently needed. The emerging field of nanotechnology offers novel suitable tools for addressing this challenge. Our objective was to ...

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New studies offer contradictory views on anti-bacterial additive - CBC.ca

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:22

CBC.ca

New studies offer contradictory views on anti-bacterial additive
CBC.ca
This additive is a microbicide — it kills bacteria. But it does so in a different way than antibiotics. It isn't quite as effective, but it works in cosmetic products like soaps. In fact, our most common route of exposure is through toothpaste ...

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A Successful New HIV-Nuking Drug Wasn't Even Designed for HIV - VICE

Google News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:14

VICE

A Successful New HIV-Nuking Drug Wasn't Even Designed for HIV
VICE
A drug developed to treat an unrelated blood disorder has shown impressive potential as an HIV treatment, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One by researchers from Rutgers University. The medication, deferiprone, eradicates ...

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New HIV Vaccine Will be Tested in South Africa - NBCNews.com

Google News - Microbicides - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 19:16

NBCNews.com

New HIV Vaccine Will be Tested in South Africa
NBCNews.com
An experimental AIDS vaccine that's worked better than anything else tried so far is going to be tested in South Africa, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. They've tweaked the vaccine, which prevented infection by just about a third, and hope it ...

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Think before you ink - Hindu Business Line

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:07

Hindu Business Line

Think before you ink
Hindu Business Line
The FDA is analysing tattoo inks and pigments for contaminants, heavy metals, degradants, potentially toxic chemicals — including pH stabilisers, microbicides and coating agents — and other materials that are not intended to be placed into the body.

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Seven questions to consider before getting a tattoo - Foster's Daily Democrat

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:07

Seven questions to consider before getting a tattoo
Foster's Daily Democrat
But FDA is analyzing tattoo inks and pigments for contaminants, heavy metals, degradants, potentially toxic chemicals — including pH stabilizers, microbicides and coating agents — and other materials that are not intended to be placed into the body.

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Seven questions to consider before getting a tattoo - Foster's Daily Democrat

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:07

Seven questions to consider before getting a tattoo
Foster's Daily Democrat
But FDA is analyzing tattoo inks and pigments for contaminants, heavy metals, degradants, potentially toxic chemicals — including pH stabilizers, microbicides and coating agents — and other materials that are not intended to be placed into the body.

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HIV prevented from entering the body - Horizon magazine

Google News - Microbicides - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:06

HIV prevented from entering the body
Horizon magazine
As coordinator of the project, Professor Charles Kelly at King's College London in the UK explained that rectal and vaginal microbicides contain the same drugs that are used in systemic HIV treatments, but releasing them under more favourable ...

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Antibodies Elicited by Multiple Envelope Glycoprotein Immunogens in Primates Neutralize Primary Human ... - Journal of Virology

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:30

Antibodies Elicited by Multiple Envelope Glycoprotein Immunogens in Primates Neutralize Primary Human ...
Journal of Virology
Used as components of microbicides, the CD4-mimetic compounds might increase the protective efficacy of HIV-1 vaccines. IMPORTANCE Preventing HIV-1 transmission is a high priority for global health. Eliciting antibodies that can neutralize transmitted ...

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How Americans help Africans fight HIV - Washington Post

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:38

Washington Post

How Americans help Africans fight HIV
Washington Post
In his April 22 op-ed, “Cultural factors in the HIV crisis,” Michael Gerson made a powerful case that the HIV crisis among young women in Africa deserves Americans' attention. Important HIV prevention programs funded by U.S. taxpayers can significantly ...

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[Video] Interview with Dr Lenias Hwenda: GapSummit 2016 Future Health Gap - Biotechin.Asia

Google News - Microbicides - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 05:32

Biotechin.Asia

[Video] Interview with Dr Lenias Hwenda: GapSummit 2016 Future Health Gap
Biotechin.Asia
Lenias was trained as an immunologist, and prior to her work in global health policy, she worked on infectious diseases developing vaccines for influenza and malaria and microbicides for HIV at the University of Oxford and Rockefeller University.

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Study identifies effects of hormonal contraceptives on anti-viral immunity - Science Daily

Google News - Microbicides - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 22:50

Study identifies effects of hormonal contraceptives on anti-viral immunity
Science Daily
"In one possible scenario, women would receive DMPA and an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring that also releases antiviral microbicides. While only a hypothetical alternative at this time, defining the safety and efficacy of such an approach warrants ...

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Hormonal contraception may increase susceptibility of women to genital infection - News-Medical.net

Google News - Microbicides - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:55

Hormonal contraception may increase susceptibility of women to genital infection
News-Medical.net
"In one possible scenario, women would receive DMPA and an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring that also releases antiviral microbicides. While only a hypothetical alternative at this time, defining the safety and efficacy of such an approach warrants ...

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Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity - Newswise (press release)

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:47

Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity
Newswise (press release)
“In one possible scenario, women would receive DMPA and an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring that also releases antiviral microbicides. While only a hypothetical alternative at this time, defining the safety and efficacy of such an approach warrants ...

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Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity - Newswise (press release)

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:47

Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity
Newswise (press release)
“In one possible scenario, women would receive DMPA and an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring that also releases antiviral microbicides. While only a hypothetical alternative at this time, defining the safety and efficacy of such an approach warrants ...

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A new HIV prevention ring presents a new independence for women - Women24

Google News - Microbicides - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:42

Women24

A new HIV prevention ring presents a new independence for women
Women24
According to International Partnerships for Microbicides (IPM), 2 out of 3 HIV cases are women. IPM found that, globally, women need more options to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. 4,588 women between ...

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Uganda: Drug-Laced Vaginal Ring Offers Hope in HIV Prevention - AllAfrica.com

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:02

Uganda: Drug-Laced Vaginal Ring Offers Hope in HIV Prevention
AllAfrica.com
Dr Annalene Nel from International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) said the study targeted women in Africa because they have a higher risk of HIV infection mainly because of unprotected sex. "Women have limited options; abstinence, monogamy and use ...

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New Study Shows Small 'Window Of Opportunity' Can Block HIV From The Blood - 360Nobs.com

Google News - Microbicides - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:16

360Nobs.com

New Study Shows Small 'Window Of Opportunity' Can Block HIV From The Blood
360Nobs.com
Professor Barouch said: “We believe that these insights into early HIV/SIV infection will be critical for the development of interventions to block infection, such as vaccines, antibodies, microbicides and drugs. The next step in this line of research ...

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Study: HIV Virus Can Be Eliminated In The First Few Days Of Infection - Parent Herald

Google News - Microbicides - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:11

Parent Herald

Study: HIV Virus Can Be Eliminated In The First Few Days Of Infection
Parent Herald
"We believe that these insights into early HIV/SIV infection will be critical for the development of interventions to block infection, such as vaccines, antibodies, microbicides and drugs," Barouch concluded. "The next step in this line of research is ...

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