Reuters: Future of AIDS Gels May Lie in Drugs, Experts Say
February 19, 2010
Reuters quotes Foundation Vice President of Research Dr. Laura Guay from the 2010 CROI conference in San Francisco about the potential development of microbicides to protect women and their infants from HIV.
"AIDS experts have long been searching for a microbicide -- a cream, gel or vaginal ring that women or men could use as a chemical shield to protect themselves from sexual transmission of the deadly and incurable virus.
"Several substances have been tried unsuccessfully but experiments presented this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, a scientific meeting of AIDS experts, suggested HIV drugs might hold the key to making such gels work."