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August 24, 2010

New HIV Microbicide Candidate Has Unique Properties

POZ: "Though the authors state that the drug could theoretically work as a treatment for HIV, most current peptide drugs must be injected because they can’t survive the passage from the gut to the blood stream. This doesn’t necessarily kill PIE12-trimer’s chances as a treatment for HIV—if it only has to be injected weekly or monthly, people might not mind it—but does give it a higher hurdle to jump over."