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Successful male contraceptive gel trial brings new form of birth control closer

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Guardian, Tuesday 7 February 2017 12.00 AEDT A male contraceptive gel has been found to work reliably in a trial in primates, bringing the prospect of an alternative form of birth control for humans closer. The product, called Vasalgel, is designed to be a reversible and less invasive form of vasectomy and in the latest study was 100% effective at preventing conception. Read more of article here...

HIV-Related Virus Has Existed in Primates for Millions of Years

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LiveScience, August 27, 2015 03:05pm ET
Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into how monkeys evolved and adapted to the simian version of HIV, and why some viruses can jump from one species to another.

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Gorillas source of two HIV-1 lineages

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Reuters, Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting, a new study has found.
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