Protective measures

This section examines research on the effectiveness of a range of methods which aim to prevent HIV transmission. As well as male condoms, the section covers female condoms, sperm washing and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Moreover, scientists are trying to develop other HIV-prevention technologies: vaccines, microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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