Category Archives: Dr. Sharon Hillier

  1. If We Can Make it There… New York Times Goes Rectal!

    New Lines of Attack in H.I.V. Preventionvia New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. [McNeil gets things a little confused overall in this article, sometime a bit fuzzy on the facts, but this has to be the most the New York Times has ever written on rectal microbicides, beyond the one word – “rectal.” This is Read More >>

    CAPRISA, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Sharon Hillier, MTN, PrEP, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  2. Pitt working on microbicides formulated as films/strips

    via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, by Luis Fabregas Borrowing a concept used to make breath strips, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are developing a quick-dissolving vaginal film containing an HIV-blocking drug, officials said Wednesday. “The idea is that it would dissolve quickly in the vagina to prevent HIV infection,” said Sharon Hillier, a senior investigator at Magee-Womens Research Read More >>

    Dr. Sharon Hillier, MTN, Pittsburgh, vaginal microbicide
  3. Scientists Debate HIV Prevention Products – NPR today

    [NOTE – not a word on rectal microbicides, and a rather pessimistic take on microbidide development from the Gates Foundations’s Tachi Yamada] via Morning Edition, March 10, 2009 For years now, scientists have tried to find a product that would give women in developing countries more control in protecting themselves against sexually transmitted HIV. They have yet Read More >>

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CROI, Dr. Sharon Hillier, Global Campaign for Microbicides, Lori Heise, new prevention technologies, NPR, PrEP, research, Tachi Yamada, vaginal microbicide