HIV-Blocking Gel Might Even Work After Sex
Tests on monkeys show the gel works three hours after sex, once the virus is already in the body.By Nichole Cartmell | March 13, 2014
Women could soon have a new way to protect themselves from HIV, even after having sex with an infected partner.
Scientists are a step closer to developing a gel that would stop the virus from infecting cells. Tests on monkeys show the gel works three hours after sex, once the virus is already in the body. (Via WZTV)
In the study, all the monkeys were infected by an animal-human laboratory strain of HIV. When the gel was applied five out of six monkeys were protected.