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Vaginal gel shows effectiveness in preventing HIV in women

hiv cell that might be blocked in half of women using a vaginal microbicide gel

A vaginal microbicide can cut HIV infection rates by 39 percent in women, researchers announced Monday. And female study participants who inserted the gel as directed reduced their chances of contracting HIV by more than half (54 percent). The news is a stunning, positive development— especially for women at risk for sexual transmission—in a field [...]

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