Study: Vaginal ring reduces HIV infection in women

February 22, 2016 8:03 PM

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A vaginal ring that releases an anti-AIDS drug has been found to modestly reduce the risk of HIV in women, according to two new studies presented Monday.

The rings contain an experimental drug called dapirivine, which is released over time. The rings are modeled after the rings already available to deliver birth control or hormone replacement therapy. Women change the rings every four weeks.

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