Women who are neither worried about STDs nor interested in using microbicides
offer various reasons to explain their position: They trust their sexual partners; they are satisfied with the condom and see no need for a different kind of preventive method; they believe they are not at risk of getting an STD; their partners would object to their using a microbicide
; or they would not be comfortable using such a product.
class="font-size--16 MsoNormalIPR director Hastings Ozwara said if the trials are successful, the gel would be the world's first HIV-killing microbicide
to be commercialised.
Similar results were seen in ASPIRE, led by the US National Institutes of Health-funded Microbicide
Trials Network (MTN), which found that the ring safely reduced infection by 27 percent overall, it added.
Two large studies, The Ring Study and the ASPIRE study, are being conducted by the nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides
and the Microbicide
Trials Network, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
There are two parallel, almost identical major microbicide
ring trials currently underway, the ASPIRE trial and the Ring trial.
Professor Helen Rees, Executive Director, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute and HIV R4P conference co-chair, explained the value of breaking the walls between vertical conferences on specific biomedical prevention options such as microbicide
We include studies on oral and microbicide
gel formulations of PrEP because researchers are still assessing efficacy and acceptability of different formulations and dosing schedules.
Fernandez-Romero, a scientist at the Population Council and corresponding author of the paper, "It is the versatility of MZC that makes it a desirable microbicide
The grant, entitled "SMART: A Breath-based Adherence Technology to Monitor HIV Microbicide
Gel Use," will be used to apply Xhale's breath-based SMART[R] (Self Monitoring and Reporting Therapeutics) technology to seek to develop an alternative, breath-based, adherence monitoring tool for investigators studying microbicide
* generate political pressure for increased investment in microbicide
research and greater access to female condoms and other cervical barrier methods;
20 ( ANI ): Researchers including an Indian origin have created a microbicide
that can trick HIV into 'popping' itself into oblivion.
The new molecule could be developed into a microbicide
gel to 'prevent HIV sexual transmission' by killing off the virus as it tries to enter the body.