HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
US Senate increases microbicide funding for a total of $42 million

Washington, DC (July 27, 2005) In a show of increasing support for one of the most promising technologies currently in development in the fight against AIDS, the Senate approved $42 million for USAID to continue research and development of microbicides for FY 2006. The sum is a $12 million increase over the 2005 level, and $6 million above the amount approved by the House for FY 06. $4 million of the increase is designated for the International Partnership for Microbicides, with the remainder going to other USAID supported NGOs conducting trials of several promising microbicide candidates. USAID is currently funding four Phase III clinical trials to study the effectiveness of potential microbicides.

Microbicides are being developed to come in a variety of forms, including gels, creams, rings or a suppository, and would be used to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. A microbicide would offer additional support when used with a condom, but most importantly, microbicides hope to give women a tool to protect themselves when they are unable to negotiate condom use or ensure mutual monogamy with their partners.

Polly Harrison, Director of the Alliance for Microbicide Development said, " We've come a long way over the past decade, thanks to the efforts of many dedicated scientists, advocates, and the leadership of Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) in the House, and a growing number of committed Senators, especially Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Jon Corzine (D-NJ), Barack Obama (D-IL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME)."

"The feminization of the epidemic calls for a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS that includes behavior change strategies for prevention, treatment and care, as well as research into new prevention technologies that women can initiate and control, such as microbicides," said Lori Heise, Director of the Global Campaign for Microbicides.

Of the 14,000 people infected with HIV daily worldwide, half
'"/>

Contact: Annette Larkin
annettelarkin@rationalpr.com
703-772-6427
Rational PR
27-Jul-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation salutes passage of Senate stem cell bill
2. Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study
3. Gene variant increases risk of blindness
4. Study finds Western-style meat-sweet diet increases risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
5. Endometriosis increases the risk of certain cancers
6. Gene variant increases risk for alcoholism following childhood abuse
7. New treatment increases life time expectancy of patients suffering from advanced liver cancer
8. Salt increases ulcer-bug virulence
9. Sleep apnea increases risk of diabetes and hypertension in pregnant women
10. Fat tissue-derived hormone leptin increases e-cadherin expression, obesity-breast cancer link noted
11. Cetuximab and irinotecan combination increases survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/5/2020)... ... , ... “Although we are disappointed to have to make this decision our ... public. We remain committed to creating a global platform to showcase the science, ... President of WMIS. , The abstract deadline for the virtual meeting ...
(Date:5/28/2020)... ... May 27, 2020 , ... CrucialTrak, a global designer and manufacturer ... Critical Environments Group (CEG) to market and sell its complete line of biometric ... IT environment infrastructure optimization solutions . , Brett Mason, CrucialTrak’s Director of ...
(Date:5/26/2020)... ... May 26, 2020 , ... ... software solutions for biopharmaceutical R&D, today announced that Gritstone Oncology, Inc., a ... (TCR)-mimetic bispecific T cell engagers and TCR-based therapeutics, has implemented Genedata ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... 29, 2020 , ... MedShift , a leading medical ... many obstacles created as a result of COVID-19. As a provider at the ... practices and medical manufacturers by expanding access to device offerings, technology services, and ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 30, 2020 , ... ... today announced that the launch of a new clinical diagnostics immuno-oncology ... the tumor microenvironment (TME). , “Flagship’s TissueInsight is a service that aids ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... With ... a vaccine or drug treatment. In an effort to better understand the cellular ... the world’s largest imaging dataset portraying therapeutic compound effects from over 1,600 approved ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 26, 2020 , ... The ... providers, today announced its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial ... blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: