AIDS: Microbicide Gel ‘Highly Encouraging’ in Lab Tests

AIDS: Microbicide Gel ‘Highly Encouraging’ in Lab Tests

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stethoscope.jpg The dogged search for a vaginal gel to thwart the AIDS virus earned some good news on Wednesday as scientists announced that a cheap, commonly-used compound shielded monkeys from a lethal cousin of HIV.

They cautioned that a long road lies ahead before the microbicide can be verified as safe and effective for humans but hailed the outcome as a tremendous boost. (Read full report from AFP via Yahoo )

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