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'HIV gel' effective against herpes

A microbicide gel initially intended to offer protection against HIV has been found to be effective against herpes. Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in South Africa. In the latest study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) showed that Tenofovir gel halved the risk of developing herpes simplex virus type 2 – a virus that is a leading cause of genital ulcers.

Published
13 August 2015
From
Independent Online (South Africa)
Investment in post-efficacy R&D critical for PrEP, other new HIV prevention options

HIV Prevention Research & Development Funding Trends 2000–2014: Investment Priorities To Fund Innovation In An Evolving Global Health And Development Landscape is the 11th annual report by the Working Group, a collaboration among AVAC, UNAIDS, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). The report summarizes investment in HIV prevention research across eight prevention options, as well as HSV-2 vaccine and HIV cure and therapeutic vaccine R&D.

Published
19 July 2015
From
AVAC
Where next in PrEP and microbicides? Europeans discuss research pipeline

Thursday 18 June saw the final research meeting in Brussels of CHAARM (Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides), the EU-supported research consortium which for the last five and a

Published
07 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Researchers complete ASPIRE Phase III trial of vaginal ring for HIV prevention in women

In a first for HIV prevention, researchers have completed follow-up of participants in a pivotal Phase III trial that tested a vaginal ring for preventing HIV in women. The ring, which contains the ARV dapivirine, is meant to be worn for a month at a time. More than 2,600 African women took part in ASPIRE, one of two Phase III trials designed to support potential licensure of the ring. Results are expected early 2016.

Published
29 June 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Vaginal microbicide ring study releases first data on participants

An efficacy study of a new method of HIV prevention has published its first data. ASPIRE is one of two large efficacy trials of a vaginal ring microbicide

Published
19 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Disappointing result for tenofovir-gel microbicide shows that young women still lack HIV prevention methods they can use

Among some highly promising results from HIV prevention studies presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015) in Seattle, USA, today, there was

Published
25 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
York trials new HIV prevention method

Scientists at the University of York, in conjunction with the York Clinical Research Facility, will start the first phase of trials looking into a new way to prevent HIV transmission.

Published
18 February 2015
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
VOICE trial: Microbicide gel may have stopped two out of three HIV infections – in the women who used it

The final published paper on the VOICE trial in women in three African countries mainly reinforces what conference presentations have already shown: this ambitious trial failed to

Published
09 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test HIV Drugs

The failure of the VOICE trial of H.I.V.-prevention methods in Africa — and the elaborate deceptions employed by the women in it — have opened an ethical debate about how to run such studies in poor countries and have already changed the design of some that are now underway.

Published
05 February 2015
From
New York Times
Uganda: High Hopes Ahead of Microbicide Trial Results

HIV/Aids researchers are anticipating positive results from a large-scale trial assessing the efficacy of a vaginal microbicide gel in preventing HIV infection in women.

Published
21 January 2015
From
AllAfrica.com
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