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Intravaginal microbicidal gel to be tested.

Authors
  • Hanna, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
BETA : bulletin of experimental treatments for AIDS : a publication of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1999
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
18–19
Identifiers
PMID: 11366685
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Late-stage laboratory testing will begin for Geda, an experimental microbicide, which is inserted by plunger into the vagina up to four hours before having sex. It contains the active ingredients octoxynol-9 and benzalkonium chloride. Preliminary tests show Geda kills HIV, E. coli, and hepatitis B virus. Another product with the same active ingredients, PrevenTx, is already marketed as a hand wash. Manufacturer Empyrean Bioscience is developing disinfectant and mouthwash versions of PrevenTx.

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