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Gel 'helps prevent' HIV infection

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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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Gel 'helps prevent' HIV infection


english.aljazeera.net

Researchers have found that a vaginal gel containing a prescription drug could dramatically cut the prevalence of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in woman.

Results of a study conducted in South Africa showed that the microbicide gel reduced the HIV infection rate by 39 per cent over two and a half years.

"I am so proud that this discovery is coming from Africa and also from researchers who are themselves African."
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[edit on 20-7-2010 by Moonsouljah]




posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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Here's some glass half-full news. Aljazeera is on it; how about Western MSM?
"Our model shows that over the next 20 years if the gel is available, we could prevent 1.3 million HIV infections and could avert over 800,000 deaths in South Africa. "
1.3million infections prevented in 20 years for South Africa alone sounds pretty good.

english.aljazeera.net
(visit the link for the full news article)



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