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Houston — HIV prevention is one step closer as microbicide researchers have created a prevention method that women can use on their own terms.

For close to 15 years, scientists have tried out different forms of microbicides. These tests have failed to stop HIV transmission.

But at last summer’s International AIDS Conference, South African researchers unveiled a clear, odorless, flavorless gel form of the HIV-fighting drug tenofovir that women can insert into their vaginas with a plastic applicator.

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