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Monday, November 26, 2007

Time for new options in the fight against HIV/AIDS

In the United States and across the globe, women and girls are the fastest-growing population with HIV/AIDS. If we're going to stem the tide of this epidemic, we need to address gender inequality and create a full spectrum of HIV prevention options so women can put the power of prevention in their own hands.

Microbicides have tremendous potential to fill the gap in women and girl's abilities to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS . Microbicides are substances currently in development that could help reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when applied vaginally or rectally. Though not yet available, researchers are working to create microbicides that would come in a variety of forms including gels, creams, suppositories, lubricants, or a vaginal ring that would slowly release the active ingredient.

What's it going to take to make microbicides a reality? Mostly, more funding. The Microbicides Development Act of 2007 has been introduced to strengthen, streamline, and focus the United States’ commitment to microbicides research and development.

Take Action to support the Microbicides Development Act! In honor of World AIDS Day, coming up this Saturday, please spread the word and encourage your friends to take action.

For more about microbicides and how you can get involved, visit www.aidschicago.org/prevention/microbicides.php.

Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area is a proud member of the Chicago Women and Girls HIV Prevention Coalition.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Hiv News said...

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Wish you all a nice and fantastic Day for you
Mary

December 4, 2007 at 12:30 AM  

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