New HIV Protection for Women?

Vaginal rings, similar to those used for contraception and hormone replacement therapy, could protect women from sexually-transmitted HIV, according to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester.

Researchers found that a ‘matrix’ vaginal ring provided long-term release of the HIV microbicide dapivirine, both under laboratory conditions and in patients.  It is hoped that further clinical trials will prove that these vaginal rings maintain microbicidal dapivirine levels capable of providing effective and reliable protection from HIV infection for a reasonable period of time.  A successful microbicidal vaginal ring would provide a woman with the empowering opportunity to take greater control of her own sexual health, and certainly could have a significant impact on HIV transmission rates amongst impoverished and disenfranchised women in the developing world.

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2 Responses to “New HIV Protection for Women?”

  1. 1 shayne
    September 11, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    This is awesome. I love that they are working on different ways for women to protect themselves. The birth control vaginal ring, NuvaRing, is really gaining in popularity which is definitely an indicator that women are responding well to sticking something up the vag. I’ll be curious to see what the limitations of the HIV prevention ring might be – like does it require a specific storage temperature?

  2. December 27, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    These are all the protection tools or items to get away of transmission. But if you got the HIV or got an attack of HIV, please use the herbal juices or tonics to prevent from the HIV attack to your immune system. I recommend you an herbal tea, “Revivo Tea” which makes you perfect from the attacking of HIV and protect your immune system.


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