Scientists develop novel tool to fight HIV transmission in women

ANI Apr 16, 2018

A new tool developed by scientists at the University of Waterloo, is a vaginal implant, which decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman's genital tract.

 


Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people's natural immunity to the virus. HIV infects the body by corrupting T cells that are mobilised by the immune system when the virus enters a person's body. When the T...

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