topical microbicide


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topical microbicide

Infectious disease A chemical that can be applied to the surface of the body to kill microorganisms
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The failure of recent vaccine studies, nonspecific topical microbicides, the human diaphragm, and Herpes simplex suppression to prevent HIV transmission has led to increased interest in the use of antiretroviral PrEP.
The application of topical microbicides for the prevention of genital herpes infection was described recently (Keller et al.