HIV & AIDS

HIV trial scrapped after gel found to be ineffective

In a major setback for AIDS prevention research, a clinical trial of a new vaginal gel supposed to reduce HIV infections has been suspended after studies showed it to be ineffective.

HIV & AIDS

NIH modifies 'VOICE' HIV prevention study in women

A large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether daily use of an oral tablet or vaginal gel containing antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV infection in women is being modified because an interim review found that the study ...

HIV & AIDS

Anti-HIV gel being evaluated in pregnant and breastfeeding women

Determining whether a promising HIV prevention gel is safe for women to use while they are pregnant or breastfeeding is the aim of a new clinical trial being conducted by the National Institutes of Health-funded Microbicide ...

HIV & AIDS

Prototype vaginal gel fails to block HIV: study

A vaginal gel failed to protect women against the AIDS virus, doctors said on Monday, reporting on a major clinical trial that enrolled more than 9,000 women.

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