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SIV barrier shows promise for human battle with HIV

“After 25 years, an effective vaccine for HIV is still on the distant horizon, so not only vaccines, but all research into ways to prevent the continued spread of this lethal virus remains critically important,” said Ashley Haase, M.D., principal investigator of the study. “If GML as a topical microbicide can help prevent infection, it could contribute to saving millions of lives.” Haase and Pat Schlievert, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, published their research on the naturally occurring glycerol monolaurate in the March 4 online Nature.