Microbicide overview.

Abstract

This fact sheet, which is an updated version of one published in 2008, and is available in English, French and Spanish, describes briefly why vaginal microbicides are useful for controlling HIV/AIDS, how they work, recent progress in clinical trials (including recent proof that microbicides can indeed reduce the risk of HIV infection), formulations and delivery, testing for safety and efficacy, ethical standards in clinical trials, support for communities where trials take place, and how access to microbicides will be ensured.

Citation

4 pp.

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