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Trials of two microbicides to be launched in Africa

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:786
  1. Stephen Pincock
  1. London

    Large scale, phase III clinical trials of two promising HIV microbicides will begin in Africa in the second half of this year, British researchers told a conference in London this week.

    A total of 12 000 women in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Cameroon will take part in the three year studies, investigators from Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council said at the meeting, Microbicides 2004.

    About 60 microbicide gels or creams are being developed at the moment, …

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