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March 4, 2009 -- A new kind of vaginal gel prevents sexual transmission of the AIDS virus in monkey studies.
The anti-HIV ingredient in the gel is glycerol monolaurate or GML. It's already FDA approved as an ingredient in cosmetics and medicines.
The surprise finding that GML can block HIV comes from basic research showing that the AIDS virus gains a foothold in the vagina by taking advantage of the body's immune system. Immune responses to the virus draw T cells -- the white blood cells HIV loves to infect -- to the site of infection. Without T-cell recruitment, HIV loses its grip.
Originally posted by Leto
FYI there is no AIDS virus, AIDS is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) .
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Originally posted by RFBurns
A green light to all those sexually deprived teens? It very well could be.
Be preapred for the unwanted and teen pregnancy rate to skyrocket.