Microbicide found not to reduce HIV risk, South Africa.
The field of microbicide development needs a variety of candidates in the pipeline. Trial failures may lead to loss of confidence in donors, authorities and trial volunteers, but many people counsel patience, arguing that the development of any new product is necessarily unpredictable. Most agree that microbicide development should continue. (2)
(1.) Results of the phase 3 Carraguard trial. Global Campaign for Microbicides statement. 18 February 2008. At: <www.global-campaign.org/ carraguard.htm>.
(2.) van der Wigjert JH, Shattock RJ. Vaginal microbicides: moving ahead after an unexpected setback. AIDS 2007;21(18):2369-76.
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|Title Annotation:||ROUND UP: HIV and AIDS|
|Publication:||Reproductive Health Matters|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||May 1, 2008|
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