Trials to begin on anti-HIV gel

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    At first I thought I knew what they meant by 'Gel' then after a paragraph I thought I was wrong... and then I got to the last few paragraphs and realised I was right... :eek: :p

    Good news I if it works... although I do wonder how long it'll take the Church to start up... abit like the way they do now in developing countries saying that HIV is put inside Condoms at the factory... :rolleyes:
  2. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    This is great news iGAV, thank you for the link. The gel would definitely easier to use and should be error proof. Many use a lubricant anyway. Hopefully the clinical trials will be successful and they can release it for public use sooner than expected. Hopefully they will have some trial in the US also.
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    High Hopes for such projects...

    a 3 step device hmm, sounds like a plan.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Does this mean that there will no longer be a need for "safe" sex?
  5. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    There are still a lot of other STD's like Gonorrhea & Syphilis. Safe sex will be needed to prevent disease and pregnancy.
  6. macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    related topic: I'm reading a book right now called "the tipping point" all about social epidemics, and one of the ones mentioned thus far was HIV...the author referenced an outbreak of pcp pneumonia, something that often indicates AIDS, in orphaned babies in europe post wwii....interestingly, two-thirds of the babies survived without any further incident...which means they had a weaker strain of HIV. The argument is that the "tipping point" of hiv came from a combination of world travel, a few sexual encounters,a nd a stronger strain of the virus.

    food for thought.

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