Source Pravda.Ru

A new product to block HIV infection

Researchers have shown that it may be possible to prevent sexual transmission of the AIDS virus &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/region/2002/09/16/36686.html ' target=_blank>HIV with a compound now in the experimental stage. Female monkeys who received it vaginally were protected from infection by a simian variation of HIV. Such a compound would be helpful to women whose partners are at high risk of the disease.

Many &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/13998_brain.html ' target=_blank>women around the world do not have the power to refuse sex or require their partners to use condoms, so public health officials have been seeking an odorless, tasteless compound a woman could apply privately to block HIV infection.

A new product shown to work in female rhesus monkeys may be what they have been looking for, says Voice of America.

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed