1,000-fold. Conclusions Soft pliable CAP-HPC composite films can be generated by casting from organic solvent mixtures containing EtOH. The films rapidly reduce the infectivity of several STD pathogens, including HIV-1. They are converted into gels and thus do not have to be removed following application and use. In addition to their potential as topical microbicides, the films have promise for mucosal delivery of pharmaceuticals other than CAP."/>
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Figure 3

From: Water dispersible microbicidal cellulose acetate phthalate film

Figure 3

Inactivation by film H of selected non-viral STD pathogens and bacteria associated with BV. The STD pathogens (Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Haemophilus ducreyi and Chlamydia trachomatis) and bacteria associated with BV (Gardnerella vaginalis, Mycoplasma capricolum and Mycoplasma hominis) were treated with graded quantities of film H for 5 min at 37°C. Note on the abscissa that film dosages for Chlamydia trachomatis were different from those used for the other bacteria.

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