Vaginal microbicides and the prevention of HIV transmission.

Abstract

Worldwide, nearly half of all individuals living with HIV are now women, who acquire the virus largely by heterosexual exposure. With an HIV vaccine likely to be years away, topical microbicide formulations applied vaginally or rectally are being investigated as another strategy for HIV prevention. A review of preclinical and clinical research on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(08)70254-8

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