USAID Grant for Microbicide Research ‘Encouraging,’ Editorial Says
A $100 million federal grant to Eastern Virginia Medical School's CONRAD program for research on microbicides could help "break the cycle" of women contracting HIV because their partners refuse to wear condoms, a Virginian-Pilot editorial says. "Presumably, a microbicide ... would be simple and cheap, if scientists can find one that works," the Virginian-Pilot says, adding "They are hopeful."
The editorial concludes, "Anything that would give women even greater control over their bodies and a greater chance of preventing infection should be pursued with all vigor. It's encouraging to know that EVMS will be leading that pursuit" (Virginian-Pilot, 9/11).