Molecular Condom to Combat HIV

From the BBC:

A “molecular condom” to protect women against HIV is being developed by US scientists.

The liquid formulated by a University of Utah team turns into a gel-like coating when inserted into the vagina.

Then, when exposed to semen, it returns to liquid form and releases an anti-viral drug to attack HIV.

However, the technology, featured in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is still around five years away from being tested in humans.

[…]The Utah project is part of a worldwide research effort to develop “microbicides” – drug-delivery systems such as gels, rings, sponges or creams to prevent infection by HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.”

And in case you have never heard of microbicides before:

The word “microbicides” refers to a range of different products that share one common characteristic: the ability to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when applied topically. A microbicide could be produced in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, or as a sponge or ring that releases the active ingredient over time.

Keep microbicides in mind, because you are going to hear a lot of them in the future.

One Response to Molecular Condom to Combat HIV

  1. kimberly says:

    i know!!!! why in the hell will a man rape a child!!! two of my close friends got raped from their (DADS) one is in CPS but the other one is still liveing with her mom!!! we still hang out!!!! and the girl in CPS is gunna move back with her mom in a few months!!!!God there are some sick basterds out there!!!!! young girls and sometimes ever boys need to stop dressinfg so sleezy!!!!i think its ok to show off a little leg sometimes and maby a little clevidge!!! but not every damn day!!! they look like hoes walking down the street!!! and sooner or later some basterd will pick them up!!!!
    a friend
    kimber!! ingram tx
    ingram middle school!!

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