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HIV Prevention For Women Through New Intravaginal Ring
2013-09-28 05:09:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The HIV/AIDS epidemic often has a woman's face because the proportion of women infected with HIV has been on the rise for a decade. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60 percent of people living with disease. Preventative drugs are available, but they are often ineffective, especially in light of financial and cultural barriers in developing nations. The answer, according to a new study published in the Proceedings...

Tenofovir Helps Prevent Contraction Of HIV
2013-06-13 13:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that a daily pill can prevent the contraction of HIV for intravenous drug users. The four-year study, which was published in The Lancet, boosts the argument of those advocating a preventative strategy called “¯pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. "This is a significant step forward for HIV prevention," Jonathan Mermin, a CDC spokesman who was not...

2013-04-04 12:01:05

A reformulated version of an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use was found safe and acceptable by HIV-negative men and women who used it rectally, according to a Phase I clinical trial published today in PLOS ONE. The study, led by researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), tested a reduced glycerin formulation of tenofovir gel, and has spurred the development of an expanded safety study of the gel, expected to launch later this...

Billions Saved With Generic HIV Medication
2013-01-15 18:45:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Replacing brand-name, antiretroviral drugs recommended for control of HIV infection with generic medications could save nearly $1 billion a year on health care costs in the US. This strategy of replacing the brand-name drugs with the soon-to-be-available generic drugs could also come with its risks, diminishing the efficacy of the HIV treatment. "The switch from branded to generic antiretrovirals would place us in the...

Intravaginal Ring Can Help Stop HIV Transmission
2012-10-17 08:08:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have been delving into new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention technology. A joint effort by the University of Utah and CONRAD has resulted in the development of an intravaginal ring that can be utilized by women to stop the transmission of HIV through sex. Scientists believe that it is the first product that allows for the vaginal delivery of tenofovir in a long-lasting method. Scientists at the University...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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