Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study

Published: Mar 13, 2014

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A new vaginal gel has the potential to protect women from HIV, even if it is applied several hours after sex, animal research suggests. The antimicrobial gel protected five out of six monkeys from a hybrid simian/human AIDS virus when it was used three hours after exposure to the AIDS-causing virus, said lead author Walid Heneine, a researcher in HIV/AIDS prevention for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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