The Search for Microbicides: A Promising New Prevention Tool for Women US Congress, Women’s Policy Inc. Zeda Rosenberg, Sc.D. December 3, 2008. Women and Men With HIV in 2007. The Face of HIV Is Increasingly…. Female Young Married and monogamous A mother. World Bank Photo.
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The Search for Microbicides:
A Promising New Prevention Tool for Women
US Congress, Women’s Policy Inc.
Zeda Rosenberg, Sc.D.
December 3, 2008
Married and monogamous
World Bank Photo
AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women ages 25 to 34
Washington, D.C.has highest AIDS prevalence in US (2,017 per 100,000)
The number of women living with AIDS in Washington, DC increased 76% over past 6 years
Tablet, capsule, film
GM Biotics (Osel)
DS003 (BMS 793)
DS001 (Merck 167)
DS007 (Merck L’644)
Protein synthesis and assembly
* Also being developed in combination
PEPFAR and other programs can help by:
Source: Alliance for Microbicide Development, 2008 (www.microbicide.org), based on information from CDC, NIH/OAR, and USAID compiled by HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Tracking Working Group (www.hivresourcetracking.org)
In 2007, the total global investment in microbicide research & development was approximately US$226.5 million
The microbicide field estimated in 2006 that $280 million would be needed in each of the subsequent five years to accelerate product development at the necessary levels
“No matter where a woman lives, who she is, or what she does, a woman should never need her partner’s permission to save her life.”
BILL GATES, 2006
Leadership in Support of Microbicides
The growing excitement around a microbicide is entirely warranted. This is a preventive technology whose time has come… it would appear that where preventive technologies are concerned, the microbicide is first in line – Stephen Lewis
Our foundation is now partnering with the International Partnership for Microbicides to help accelerate their work by guaranteeing proper care and treatment for all the participants in the test trials– Bill Clinton
We want to call on everyone … to help speed up what we hope will be the next big breakthrough on the fight against AIDS - the discovery of a microbicide or an oral prevention drug ... – Bill Gates
We believe the most promising breakthrough that could be available soon is an effective microbicide or oral prevention drug
– Melinda Gates
We are so close (to a microbicide) at this point that the question everybody is asking is no longer if, but when ... and the moment can't come too soon – Sen. Barack Obama