Saturday, February 28, 2009

Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Researchers trying to find a way to protect women from the AIDS virus said this month that they had the first evidence that protective gels might work. The two studies, however, also show that men who take powerful anti-HIV drug cocktails may still pass the virus on, even if it cannot be found by blood tests. The studies presented at a meeting of AIDS experts in Canada show slow progress in finding ways to slow the pandemic of the deadly virus, which infects 33 million people globally and has killed 25 million.
Source: Reuters