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African women have been sourced to test a new gel that is designed to protect the user against contracting HIV during intercourse while using a condom. The gel prevents the HIV virus from invading the cells of the genital tract and has been successful in animal trials thus far. Another benefit is that it also protects against many other sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and herpes.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News.com
About: Gel to protect against HIV trialled
Date: 24 October 2005
Source: BBC News.com
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