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Researchers to test monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention

Two large clinical trials in Africa are ramping up to test the effectiveness of a vaginal ring that releases an HIV-fighting drug for a month or more, offering women at high risk a discreet way to protect themselves from the virus that causes AIDS.

Published
25 July 2012
From
Reuters
Vaginal ring may help reduce HIV infections

A vaginal ring containing an antiviral drug is being tested in Africa and, if successful, could provide women with an easy-to-use alternative to vaginal microbicides to help reduce their risk of HIV infection.

Published
03 July 2012
From
Sci Dev Net
The road to PrEP: trials, regulation and roll-out

Within the next three years, up to 33,000 people may take part in 22 different studies worldwide to demonstrate the feasibility, or otherwise, of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Published
25 June 2012
By
Gus Cairns
New hope for women who need protection from HIV

A major trial is being launched in Africa of a vaginal ring which releases antiretroviral drugs to allow women to protect themselves from the Aids virus. If successful, it could also be combined with hormonal contraception.

Published
14 June 2012
From
The Guardian
Microbicides 2012 Conference: Adherence – the A-word on everyone’s lips

In part I of this two-part blog series, Jim Pickett talks about his experiences at the recently concluded Microbicides 2012 conference in Sydney and the buzz among advocates and trial designers today.

Published
02 May 2012
From
Mapping Pathways
Uganda: Nation to Test Anti-HIV Vaginal Ring

Uganda could start testing the effectiveness of a vaginal ring to protect women against HIV infection by the end of this year, The Observer has learnt. Dubbed ASPIRE (A Study to Prevent Infection with a Ring for Extended Use), the planned two-year study seeks to determine whether a woman's use of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug Dapivirine offers effective protection against the sexual transmission of HIV.

Published
27 April 2012
From
AllAfrica
Chinese researchers eye anti-AIDS gel: prevents HIV sexual transmission

Chinese researchers said Monday they have discovered an HIV-blocking agent that could be developed into a gel to limit the sexual transmission of AIDS. The TD-0680 molecule is several times more potent than Maraviroc, a Pfizer-developed equivalent which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for clinical treatment, the Chinese scientists said.

Published
25 April 2012
From
New York Daily News
Will women use microbicides to protect themselves against HIV?

Miriam Hospital research on user experience with topical vaginal gels could be used to develop products that women might use more consistently to protect themselves against HIV.

Published
19 April 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Douching does not seem to increase STI risk

Neither rectal douching nor vaginal washing appears to be as significantly associated with sexually transmitted infections or other microbial conditions that increase the risk of HIV, as

Published
18 April 2012
By
Gus Cairns
2012 Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy Presented to Longtime Advocate Anna Forbes

Amna Forbes, Former Deputy Director of the Global Campaign for Microbicides, wins recognition for being one on the first and longest-engaged campaigners for microbicides and for community involvement in HIV prevention research and dissewmination.

Published
18 April 2012
From
PR Newswire

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