Anti-AIDS pill, vaginal gel unsuitable for Africa: study

Anti-retroviral drugs sit on a shelf in the pharmacy at the Ubuntu clinic in Cape Town's Khayelitsha townshipJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Trying to prevent HIV infection through vaginal gels or daily tablets has proven ineffective in the southern African region ravaged by the disease because people failed to use the medicines as required, a study released on Monday said. A ground breaking study issued in 2010 indicated a vaginal gel containing a prescription drug can sharply reduce HIV infections in women who use it before and after sex, raising the possibility to slow the spread of the disease by giving women a way to protect themselves. …



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