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.
HIV protection gel 'a step closer' [BBC]
Gel protects monkeys from H.I.V. after sex, study finds [NYT]