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HIV protection gel 'comes a step closer'

Mar 13, 2014, 2:20 AM EDT
HIV protection gel for women is pictured on July 21, 2010 during the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna.
AFP/File, Samuel Kubani

A gel that can be used by women after sex to protect against HIV is a step closer, according to researchers. Drugs applied three hours after infection could protect female monkeys from a type of HIV, US scientists said. The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, could lead to new ways to fight HIV, which is continuing to spread globally.
Background:
HIV protection gel 'a step closer' [BBC]
Gel protects monkeys from H.I.V. after sex, study finds [NYT]

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