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REACH trial comparing vaginal ring to PrEP for HIV prevention begins

The NIH announced the start of a clinical trial that will explore the preference among adolescent girls and young women between pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and a vaginal ring for HIV prevention.

Published
24 February 2019
From
Healio
Vaginal implant might stop HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a promising new medical device that could help protect women from HIV. The technology consists of a vaginal implant that basically reduces the amount of targets the virus can latch onto during sex, and may prove a more effective measure than some anti-HIV drugs or condoms in fending off infections.

Published
17 April 2018
From
New Atlas
Rectal products for PrEP: Are they an option?

At the IAS 2017 conference this week, Ian McGowan, MD, PhD, FRCP, from University of Pittsburgh, discussed the need for (and challenges associated with) topical HIV prevention products, and a separate team of researchers presented promising findings from a very early study of a rectal HIV-prevention douche.

Published
27 July 2017
From
BETA blog
IPM receives award of up to $25 million From USAID to advance HIV prevention products for women

The award will expedite the potential licensure and market introduction of a new HIV prevention microbicide product for women, who continue to be disproportionately affected by the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Published
26 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
IPM receives multi-year award from UK government to advance technologies for women's HIV

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received a £12 million (US$15.6 million) award over four years from the United Kingdom government through the Department for International Development to advance promising HIV and multipurpose prevention products that women could use to protect their sexual and reproductive health.

Published
20 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
IPM's dapivirine vaginal ring now under review by European Medicines Agency

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is pleased to announce that its application for the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring, designed to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection via vaginal intercourse in HIV-negative women in combination with safer sex practices, has been validated and is now under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Published
14 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
MTN begins first trial of new dapivirine ring with both anti-HIV drug and contraceptive

Researchers hoping for a single product to protect against both HIV and unintended pregnancy took an important step toward realizing their goal with the start of a trial of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine and a hormonal contraceptive. A dapivirine-only ring that women use a month at a time was safe and helped prevent HIV in two large trials. The new ring adds levonorgestrel and could be used for three months.

Published
03 May 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
IPM's dapivirine ring may offer significant HIV protection when used consistently

New data analyses announced at the AIDS 2016 conference today provide additional evidence suggesting that the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring developed by the nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) provides significant protection against HIV infection in women when used consistently. The new data were released as two open-label studies of the ring begin and as IPM pursues regulatory approvals for the product for its use in developing countries.

Published
18 July 2016
From
International Partnership for Microbicides
Five Exciting HIV Prevention Studies We’re Paying Attention To

What’s on the horizon of HIV prevention? Here are five clinical trials to pay attention to, if you’re interested in what the next big breakthrough in the HIV prevention field may be.

Published
30 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Can a gel to prevent HIV be applied as a lube?

Rectal microbicide gels, applied either daily or before and after sex, are currently being investigated as an option for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Given that many people who have anal lready use lube, one hope is for an HIV-prevention product that people could essentially use in place of a lube. But can gels provide enough coverage across rectal tissue if people don’t use an applicator?

Published
18 March 2016
From
BETA blog
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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