New Intravaginal Ring Proves Effective At Preventing HIV

September 27, 2013 5:28 PM

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic often has a woman’s face because the proportion of women infected with HIV has been on the rise for a decade. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60 percent of people living with disease. Preventative drugs are available, but they are often ineffective, especially in light of financial and cultural barriers in developing nations.

The answer, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could be a new intravaginal ring filled with an anti-retroviral. Northwestern University visiting associate professor Patrick Kiser developed the ring with support from the National Institute of Al...

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