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Statements on the VOICE results

Comments on the disappointing vaginal microbicide and PrEP results from AVAC, the Gates Foundation, the NIH, and others.

Published
05 March 2013
From
AVAC
Monthly injectable drug offers 100% protection against HIV in monkeys – could be dosed every three months

An injectable, long-lasting integrase inhibitor drug, when given to rhesus macaques exposed to a monkey-adapted version of HIV, completely protected them against the virus. This drug, an injectable

Published
04 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
VOICE trial's disappointing result poses big questions for PrEP

The failure of one of the largest trials yet conducted of HIV drug-based prevention methods poses questions for how to turn vaginal microbicides and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis

Published
04 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Rectal microbicide research takes giant leap forward with groundbreaking educational video

In advance of the first-ever phase II trial of a rectal microbicide, IRMA, the Population Council and the Microbicides Trials Network release "The Rectal Revolution Is Here: An Introduction to Rectal Microbicide Clinical Trials". The jointly produced video, the first of its kind, is designed to educate communities affected by HIV about rectal microbicide development and the importance of participating in clinical trials to help speed the search for new HIV prevention options.

Published
19 December 2012
From
IRMA - International Rectal Microbicide Advocates
Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV

A University of Washington team has developed a versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception and prevent HIV. Electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers can dissolve to release drugs, providing a platform for cheap, discrete and reversible protection.

Published
10 December 2012
From
University of Washington press release
Guidance for Industry: Vaginal Microbicides: Development for the Prevention of HIV Infection

This guidance addresses the FDA’s current thinking regarding the overall development program and clinical trial designs to support the development of vaginal microbicide drug products.

Published
27 November 2012
From
US Food and Drug Administration
Some sexual lubricants damage cells – but may not increase HIV risk

An evaluation of 13 sexual lubricants has found that, while many are toxic to the cells that line the vagina and rectum, this does not lead to

Published
09 November 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Salim S Abdool Karim: perseverance pays off

Profile of the leading South African HIV researcher.

Published
19 October 2012
From
The Lancet
International honour for HIV/Aids expert

World-renowned Durban scientist and researcher Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been elected to the American Institute of Medicine as a foreign associate in recognition of his pioneering contributions to research into HIV prevention and treatment.

Published
16 October 2012
From
Independent Online
Grindr smartphone app could be a good way to recruit gay men to HIV prevention studies

Gay men can be effectively and efficiently recruited to HIV prevention studies using the Grindr smartphone app, investigators from Los Angeles report in AIDS and Behavior. Grindr was

Published
25 September 2012
By
Michael Carter

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