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Pittsburgh Researchers Say HIV Nasal Spray May Help Prevent COVID-19

LOUISVILLE, KEN. (KDKA) -- Researchers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and the University of Louisville are working on a treatment for HIV that may help in the fight against coronavirus.

Video shows researchers working on reformulating a possible preventive treatment for HIV.

It is a nasal spray and involves a molecule that's active against Ebola, SARS and other transmittable diseases.

The spray is in the animal trial phase.

If all goes well, they hope to fast-track the spray into human trials later this summer.

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