Science Commentary

Vaginal viricides—another way to tackle HIV transmission

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1053 (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1053
  1. Abi Berger, science editor
  1. BMJ

    Apart from persuading men to use condoms, women may also be able to protect themselves from contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases by using vaginal viricides. In countries where HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are prevalent but women want to become pregnant, viricides would offer a distinct advantage over condoms because they offer protection against diseases but still allow conception.

    Viricides come as gels, creams, films, …

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