Betadine Microbicide

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I have found your answers enlightening, hope-generating and at times hilarious (when you debunk dubious treatments). I live in Japan where a product similar to Betadine is said tobe effective in preventing HIV transmission. Would gargling with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guess it tastes worse than Listerine!) Betadine and similar solutions also should not be swallowed.We are working on topical microbicides but so far none is ready for primetime. I certainly hope when they are they'll be more palatable than... Read more »

Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public... Read more »

Hope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Are Microbicides? Microbicides and Vaccines How Do Microbicides Work? How Many Microbicides Are Near Approval? What Are the Side Effects? Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

... Table of Contents What Are Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Microbicide Advocates Stress Options

...Between fiscal years 1999 and 2008, the US Agency for International Development increased research and development funding for microbicides by nearly 20-fold. But while support and interest in vaginal microbicides to prevent HIV have increased,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...good results in the laboratory against HIV that is resistant to other NNRTIs. It has been licensed for use as part of a vaginal microbicide (see Fact Sheet 157 ). RDEA806 by Ardea has completed a Phase II trial. The drug is active against HIV... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...a powerful new weapon in the fight against HIV, as it prevents the virus from infecting human cells. They are keen to make a microbicide cream for women in Africa and other developing countries where many have little or no control over their... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...are more prone to infection. We are currently investigating this." The finding should also impact the race to find topical microbicides that might protect women against HIV infection. Choosing compounds that allow Langerin to continue to work... Read more »

Gates & Buffett - Will "We" see any of this?

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies I hope to God So! Love Eric - "RatBoy" Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Fauci Director, NIAID The challenges remain particularly with regard to prevention, including the development of topical microbicides to allow women to be able to empower themselves to help to protect themselves and the vaccine, the elusive... Read more »