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Female Bacterial Condoms Defeat HIV

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posted on Sep, 9 2003 @ 08:58 AM
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"However, one problem has haunted the field. Some medications that destroy the virus also damage the mucus membranes of the vagina, making it more susceptible to infection. Lee wondered if a better approach would be to enhance a natural, living barrier - the bacteria already present in healthy vaginal membranes. "The trick is to empower them to fight a particular microbe even more effectively," he says."

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