Aplicare Povidone Iodine Scrub, PVP-I Scrub Solution, Screw Cap. Aplicare’s Iodine Scrub is a gentle and effective surgical scrub with special detergents formulated to prevent dryness. It contains 7.5% Povidone Iodine USP, 0.75% available Iodine. Povidone Iodine is known to kill skin surface pathogens, including gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and yeasts. It produces a rich golden lather; the first step in patient pre-operative prepping, as well as for pre-and post-operative scrubbing by medical personnel.