[PDF] Making it count briefing sheet 8: Microbicides

Terrence Higgins Trust
Sigma Research;Terrence Higgins Trust
Publication date:
30 April 2011


This briefing provides an overview on the current status of research towards the development of microbicides for sexual health promoters working with gay men, bisexual men and other men whohave sex with men (MSM). Microbicides offer the prospect of a much-needed additional HIV prevention option. A vaginal microbicide containing an anti-retroviral drug has already been shown to reduce women’s risk of HIV infection but rectal microbicides are at a much earlier stage of development.