Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV
July 30, 2014 - Soon, protection from HIV infection could be as simple as inserting a medicated, disappearing fabric
minutes before having sex.
University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a
potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into
silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible
with other topical materials such as gels or creams.
"This could offer women a potentially more effective, discreet way to protect themselves from HIV infection by
inserting the drug-loaded materials into the vagina before sex," said Cameron Ball, a UW doctoral student in bioengineering
and lead author on a paper in the August issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
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