HIIV experts from around the world are meeting in Toronto for the 16th International AIDS conference this week. High on the agenda is the issue of funding for microbicides - which are currently undergoing clinical trials. It's hoped these gels will enable women to protect themselves from infection when men won't wear condoms, thereby reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Professor Janet Derbyshire, the head of the clinical trials unit at the UK Medical Research Council and Millicent Obaso, the HIV /AIDS advisor to Care International for Eastern and Central Africa, join Jenni to discuss how soon these microbicides will be available, and how they might help.
First, Angela Robson reports from Kenya on how the practice of widow inheritance is increasing rates of HIV infection among bereaved women.