June 17, 2011
An AIDS drug trial is about to get underway in South Africa.
Last year researchers announced the AIDS drug, Tenofovir, reduced HIV infections in women by nearly 40%.
Now the global scientific community is setting out to see if this drug offers hope in stopping the spread of disease
The U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Donald Gips, calls the drug a 'promising new tool' in the AIDS fight.
Lead researcher, Professor Helen Rees, says the two year trial will test more than two thousand women throughout South Africa.
The trial is expected to get underway in late July.