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Genital inflammation reduces efficacy of tenofovir gel

19:00 EST 27 Feb 2018 | AAAS

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study shows that genital inflammation significantly reduces the effectiveness of tenofovir gel in preventing HIV infection in women. These findings indicate that both genital inflammation and adherence need to be addressed to improve the effectiveness of topical pre-exposure prophylaxis strategies for HIV prevention in women.

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