Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Good News for Prevention

As several news articles are pointing out, Merck and Bristol Myers Squib have joined forces to develop a microbicide that women can use (with or without their partner's knowledge or cooperation) to prevent the transmission of HIV.

This news comes from an article to be published in this week's Nature. A significant part of the story's news value come from the facts that it's a major step to have such major investors in the development of a microbicide and that Merck and BMS are licensing the product for use in third world countries for free.

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