Anti-AIDS gel helps prevent infection, study finds

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

(AP) - Researchers are reporting a breakthrough against aids. A vaginal gel containing an AIDS drug cut in half a woman's chances of getting HIV from an infected partner.

The results need to be confirmed, and scientists disagree about whether this amount of protection is enough to justify using the gel now. But it is the first hope of protection for women if their partners refuse to use condoms.

Results of the South African study are being presented at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna.
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