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US Senate increases microbicide funding for a total of $42 million

are women. In the United States, girls make up the majority of all new HIV infections among teenagers, with most acquiring the virus through heterosexual intercourse.

The microbicide field has built an extraordinary amount of scientific momentum, with several first-generation candidates entering large-scale human trials around the world. At the same time, new products, based upon recent advances in HIV treatment, are already well into safety trials. Given current scientific advancements, an effective microbicide could be developed by the end of the decade, and once available, could well change the course of the AIDS epidemic.


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