The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.

Classified as: women, health, Cancer, HPV, CATCH, lubricant, safe, sex, studies, study, Carrageenan, epidemiology, woman, STI
Published on: 25 Mar 2013