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BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 29 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7740

Part of HIV prevention trial is stopped early: The tenofovir gel microbicide arm of a major HIV prevention study has been stopped early for lack of efficacy, the US National Institutes of Health said. The five arm trial of vaginal and oral interventions to control the epidemic (VOICE) had enrolled more than 5000 women in Africa. Researchers were surprised, because an earlier study had shown a 39% reduced rate of infection (BMJ 2010;341:c3944, doi:10.1136/bmj.c3944).

Kenyan doctors to strike for 300% pay rise: Kenyan doctors are to strike on 5 December for better pay and conditions. Currently the monthly gross salary for an entry level doctor is 60 000 shillings (£430; €500; $670), but unions are demanding …

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