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Vaginal gel won't protect women against HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:24
The search for an anti-HIV microbicide continues, after a new trial has refuted the results of a previous study that found one to be effective.
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With future of HIV prevention "on the line," AVAC calls for sharper, bolder strategy to end the epidemic

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 15:57
NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report issued today, AVAC warned that global HIV prevention efforts are in jeopardy due to an absence of strategic targets, resources and specific implementation plans to translate science, slogans and goals into action. The report...
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PATH and partners launch phase 2 safety study of a long-acting injectable to prevent HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:14
New long-acting formulations may improve adherence and increase uptake; add an important tool to the portfolio of prevention interventions (PRWeb February 18, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12525168.htm
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Gel scheme to prevent HIV spread

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:41
Scientists are to begin trials to test how vaginal gels could be used by women to prevent the spread of HIV.
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Trial to assess vaginal ring for curbing HIV ‘on track’

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:31
A CLINICAL trial that aims to develop a new microbicide which serves as a vaginal ring for preventing women from contracting HIV is on track, according to its latest review.
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Uganda: High Hopes Ahead of Microbicide Trial Results

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:39
[Observer]HIV/Aids researchers are anticipating positive results from a large-scale trial assessing the efficacy of a vaginal microbicide gel in preventing HIV infection in women.
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How llamas' unusual antibodies might help in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:30
( PLOS ) Most vaccines work by inducing an immune response characterized by neutralizing antibodies against the respective pathogen. An effective HIV vaccine has remained elusive so far, but researchers have continued to make progress, often employing innovative methods. A study published on Dec. 18 in PLOS Pathogens reports that a combination of antibodies from llamas can neutralize a wide ...
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The AIDS-Fighting Tampon

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:41
An electrically charged fabric makes for a quick-dissolving delivery vessel for drugs that kill HIV.
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Southern Research Continues 24 Years Of HIV Work With New NIH Contract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:47
Southern Research has been awarded a $24 million, seven-year contract with the Division of AIDS, part of the National Institutes of Health, to provide drug discovery and development services to develop products that have the potential to become drugs for the treatment and prevention of HIV
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Southern Research Continues 24 Years of HIV Work with New NIH Contract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research has been awarded a $24 million, seven-year contract with the Division of AIDS, part of the National Institutes of Health, to provide drug discovery and development services to develop products that have the potential to become drugs for the treatment and prevention of HIV. The contract supports high throughput screening ...
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Malawi researchers in vaginal ring study for HIV prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:56
Malawi researchers are currently studying if women might be able to protect themselves from HIV infection and pregnancy by inserting a vaginal ring. The researchers are into an MTN 020 (ASPIRE), a microbicide study to determine whether a woman’s use of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dapivirine, which is not currently used...
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World AIDS Day: Trigg Labs Provides Safe Sex Kits to Over 300 Non-Profits and Offers Lubes to Enhance Pleasure While ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:07
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. The World Health Organization statistics show most pe
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Semen Protects HIV from Microbicide Attack

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:37
Microbicides that kill HIV in the lab often fail in clinical trials. A study finds that semen may be the culprit. Cynthia Graber reports   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Semen Protects HIV From Microbicide Attack

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 17:36
Microbicides that kill HIV in the lab often fail in clinical trials. A study finds that semen may be the culprit. Cynthia Graber reports.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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APLA Health & Wellness Launches New PrEP Program

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:14
LOS ANGELES -- APLA Health & Wellness is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program at the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills. The Pendleton / ...
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Semen may interfere with HIV microbicides

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:52
Semen appears to interfere with microbicide gels to prevent HIV, possibly explaining why they work in the lab but not in real-life situations, scientists said Wednesday. Protein fragments found in semen hamper the work of microbicides applied to the vagina, said the report in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Known as amyloid fibrils, these particles in semen "act like glue to attach ...
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Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:37
Why have so many HIV drugs failed? The answer might lie in semen, researchers found.
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Semen directly impairs effectiveness of microbicides that target HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:24
( Gladstone Institutes ) Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of Ulm have discovered why microbicides developed to prevent HIV succeed in the lab but fail in clinical trials: Semen. Semen enhances the infectiousness of HIV by causing the virus to cluster together, increasing its ability to attach to and infect cells. This effect is then sufficient to override the ...
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