Search Resources (English): Microbicides

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Women's lack of control over STI risks drives microbicide search

Explores the research currently being done on microbicides. Describes how microbicides work and what must be overcome before these products will be available on the market.

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Published: 2003
Women's health issues: microbicides
Explores the issues of microbicides and their potential to protect women from HIV. Includes a series of articles and web sites that provide more information on microbicides and campaigns to encourage their development. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Moving toward assured access to treatment in microbicide trials
Looks at the ethical questions surrounding microbicide research, particularly care issues for people in resource-poor countries who sero-convert during clinical trials. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Microbicides: new STD prevention options for women
Examines current research to develop products, known as microbicides, that would give women the power to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS. (See Details)
HIV/AIDS and prevention options for women
Outlines biological and socioeconomic factors for women’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS infection. Discusses female condoms and microbicides. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Practical and ethical dilemmas in the clinical testing of microbicides: a report on a symposium
Describes microbicides, substances that would reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when used vaginally or rectally. Summarizes extensive deliberations, key decisions and recommendations made at a 1997 symposium of 55 advocates, scientists, policy makers, and industry representatives from 15 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Addresses such complex issues as informed consent, standard of care, community participation, the role of social science, and implications for public policy.
Published: 1998
Speech by Stephen Lewis to Microbicides 2004, London
Explores women's vulenrability to HIV/AIDS infection, particularly when they are victims of sexual violence, and the promise of microbicides to stem the pandemic. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Microbicides, women and AIDS
Deals with microbicides, a method for women to protect themselves from HIV which is currently under development. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Microbicidas, mujer y sida
Deals with microbicides, a method for women to protect themselves from HIV which is currently under development, in Spanish. (See Details)
Published: 2004
HIV positive women and microbicides
Examines how microbicides could represent an important and necessary tool in positive women’s lives, by protecting reproductive health and promoting healthy sexuality. (See Details)
Published: 2003