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You Could Have a Breakthrough HIV Medicine Sitting in Your Bathroom Cabinet

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"Inhibits the expression of HIV genes..."

Ciclopirox Topical Suspension by Fougera. This topical, antifungal cram was found by Rutgers researchers to also eradicate HIV in cell culture. (Photo: AP)

A cream you might have in your bathroom medicine cabinet to treat a type of nail fungus could be the next big thing to prevent the spread of HIV.

Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal cream used for dermatological and other medical purposes, but researchers at Rutgers University found it also eliminated the HIV infection from cells in culture. Even after the treatment was stopped, the virus did not return.

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