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All were from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Half were given the gel  containing tenofovir. The other half were given a gel without an active  substance. They were told to use the gels twelve hours before sexual  intercourse and again within twelve hours after sex.Both groups were told the gels were experimental. They were advised to use another form of HIV prevention.The study lasted thirty months. Women who used the tenofovir gel  reduced their risk of HIV infection by thirty-nine percent.ugg boots clearance us And the  study found that the women who used the gel more often had even better  results. Women who used the gel more than eighty percent of the times  when they had sex had fifty-four percent fewer HIV infections.

The scientists say the tenofovir gel was also effective against  another sexually spread disease. ugg boots sale clearanceThe gel reduced the rate of infection  of herpes simplex-two by fifty-one percent.Health experts say the results of the study show that tenofovir gel  can empower women. ugg boots clearance sale They say it will enable them to protect themselves  from HIV infection when involved with sexual partners who ugg boots outlet refuse to wear  condoms.

However, researchers say they will study why the gel did not protect in  all cases. Some scientists say the amount of tenofovir in the gel may be  too low. Others say some women may have had sex with infected men who  had very high amounts of the virus. Still others said some women may  have had vaginal conditions that made them more likely to become  infected. The researchers also say they will carry out more studies to  confirm the results.

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