First condom designed to kill HIV ‘could be available to buy within months’
Jul27

First condom designed to kill HIV ‘could be available to buy within months’

A new condom designed to kill the HIV virus could be available to buy within months, after key regulatory approval, the Daily Mail reports. Tests have shown the VivaGel condom is effective in deactivating 99.9 per cent of HIV, herpes and human papilloma virus cases. Australian bio-tech firm Starpharma has developed the antiviral Viva Gel, the active ingredient designed to tackle sexually transmitted infections, in the condom’s...

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Community Consensus Statement on the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Preventing HIV Transmission
Jun05

Community Consensus Statement on the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Preventing HIV Transmission

NAM and EATG, Europe’s community group for people with HIV, have launched a consensus statement, for endorsement by the HIV community, on using HIV treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV. ART drugs if taken as prescribed can effectively render people non-infectious.  This treatment has not already ended the HIV epidemic for several reasons including lack of access to drugs, no global consensus on who should get them,...

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