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Consistent Use of Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Could Offer More Than 75% HIV Protection, New Data Suggests Img

Consistent Use of Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Could Offer More Than 75% HIV Protection, New Data Suggests

Seventy-five percent: That's how much HIV protection women might be able to expect from a flexible silicone ring loaded with the antiretroviral medicine dapivirine when they put it in their vaginas and leave it there.

Rilpivirine as HIV PrEP Remains in Body 18 Months After Single Long-Acting Shot Img

Rilpivirine as HIV PrEP Remains in Body 18 Months After Single Long-Acting Shot

Rilpivirine (Edurant) remained detectable in plasma and female genital tract fluids for 18 months or more after a single injection of a long-acting non-nucleoside for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Maraviroc Fails to Block SIV Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques Img

Maraviroc Fails to Block SIV Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques

Twice-daily oral maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri) failed to prevent SIV infection in infant macaques orally exposed to the virus, but the findings do not rule out potential use in human infants.

Oral Maraviroc PrEP Protects U.S. Women From HIV in 48-Week Study Img

Oral Maraviroc PrEP Protects U.S. Women From HIV in 48-Week Study

No woman taking daily maraviroc pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with or without tenofovir (TDF, Viread) or emtricitabine (FTC, Emtriva) became infected with HIV through 48 weeks in a randomized, double-blind, 188-woman U.S. study.

HIV Prevention, Criminalization and Sex Work: Where Are We At? Img

HIV Prevention, Criminalization and Sex Work: Where Are We At?

CATIE looks at some of the approaches in Canada and globally that help improve sex workers' access to HIV prevention and care services in a criminalized environment.

CHAMP: Mobilizing People Living With HIV and Allies to Champion HIV Prevention and Care in Ethno-Racial Communities Img

CHAMP: Mobilizing People Living With HIV and Allies to Champion HIV Prevention and Care in Ethno-Racial Communities

CHAMP (Community Champions HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project) evaluated two innovative and culturally relevant training programs to reduce HIV stigma and promote the championing of HIV-related issues amongst Asian, Black and Latino communities ...

Vaginal Ring Is Safe and Effective in Preventing HIV Img

Vaginal Ring Is Safe and Effective in Preventing HIV

On behalf of IFARA, Fred Schaich spoke with Zeda Rosenberg at this year's International AIDS Conference about final trial results showing the safety and efficacy -- when used -- of a vaginal ring in preventing HIV.

Vaginal Ring May Cut HIV Infection Risk if Used Consistently Img

Vaginal Ring May Cut HIV Infection Risk if Used Consistently

A new exploratory analysis of data from the ASPIRE study has found that using a drug-infused vaginal ring most or all of the time reduced the risk of HIV infection in women by at least 56 percent.

How Three New Studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission Img

How Three New Studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission

Three studies conducted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) in rural and urban sub-districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province provide new insights into the engine that drives HIV transmission in the country. They a...

Long-Acting Therapies -- Safety and Other Issues to Consider Img

Long-Acting Therapies -- Safety and Other Issues to Consider

Long-acting anti-HIV drugs have been in development longer than their oral, immediate-release counterparts. Some of the reasons for the longer development of these drugs arise because these formulations are new and have not been previously been teste...