A new vaginal microbicide gel could be highly effective in blocking infection by the AIDS virus, a new study has claimed.

Researchers led by Dereuddre-Bosquet from the European Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides (CHAARM) Consortium describe the gel’s key ingredient, which are small peptides engineered to present a decoy to bind up the virus and prevent it from entering and infecting the body cells.

Because this is a gel it can be topically applied and could represent a powerful preventative agent against sexual transmission of HIV.
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