Thursday, July 24, 2008

Meharry testing barrier to HIV

"This article finally gives us a public acknowledgement of Meharry's Dr. James Hildreth's progress in his quest to find what he calls a "chemical condom." Dr. Hildreth's focus is clearly on vaginal microbicides, but as an IRMA member and microbicide advocate on the ground, I am excited about an investigational new drug application that is not anti-viral based. The molecule is reportedly used in thousands of personal products - should it prove effective its broadly established safety profile could make it a good candidate for future rectal microbicide research."
- Mark Hubbard, IRMA member, Nashville, Tennessee

Researchers work on cream
that may
stop transmission
during sex

[via the Tennessean]

In a state-of-the-art lab in an unassuming building in North Nashville, Dr. James Hildreth works to achieve a truce with the devastating disease he has been battling for 15 years.

Not a victory. A truce.

Hildreth leads the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College, where he is developing a cream that could potentially block the transmission of HIV during sex.

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