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Data Dispatch: Dapivirine Ring Img

Data Dispatch: Dapivirine Ring

Data from two large-scale dapivirine vaginal ring trials were reported at CROI 2016 and it works. Modestly. What's next?

Why a New Vaginal Ring Could Be a Game-Changer in HIV Prevention

HOPE for the Vaginal Ring: Follow-Up Studies on New HIV-Prevention Method for Women Announced

Follow-up studies, including an open-label extension, on the dapivirine vaginal ring look to build on the initial modest results of 27% overall reduction in HIV transmission.

NHS England Pulls Proposed Timeline for PrEP: Perpetuates HIV Health Crisis in Gay Men and Trans People Img

NHS England Pulls Proposed Timeline for PrEP: Perpetuates HIV Health Crisis in Gay Men and Trans People

Simon Collins of HIV i-Base reacts scathingly to England's apparent decision to "block access to the most effective new option for protecting people at highest risk from catching HIV."

Can a Gel to Prevent HIV Be Applied as a Lube? Img

Can a Gel to Prevent HIV Be Applied as a Lube?

There is hope for an HIV-prevention product that people could essentially use in place of a lube. But can gels provide enough coverage across rectal tissue if people don't use an applicator?

Future of Maraviroc as HIV PrEP Seems Likely to Be in Dual Combinations Img

Future of Maraviroc as HIV PrEP Seems Likely to Be in Dual Combinations

Although the CCR5 inhibitor maraviroc is largely underused as an antiretroviral drug, several studies looking at whether it has a role as PrEP seem to support use in combinations.

Why a New Vaginal Ring Could Be a Game-Changer in HIV Prevention

Why a New Vaginal Ring Could Be a Game-Changer in HIV Prevention

"The ring has the potential to help make a difference in reducing the burden of HIV by at least one third in women overall," writes Thesla Palanee-Phillips. "This has significant implications for reducing the burden of disease in women in Africa."...

Vaginal Ring Reduces HIV: Making Sense of the Initial Results Img

Vaginal Ring Reduces HIV: Making Sense of the Initial Results

While the vaginal ring's overall effectiveness of 27% doesn't sound like something to get excited about, these initial results offer a proof of concept for preventing HIV in women, with hope of future open-label extension studies revealing much highe...

Diamond Mendoza, 49, picks up new syringes at the Center for Harm Reduction on Skid Row in January 2016. Mendoza says he's HIV free because he only uses needles once. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Needle Exchanges Can Now Get Federal Funding

Needle exchanges could receive a financial boost this year following a decision by Congress to lift a ban on federal funding. As abuse of prescription drugs and opiates continues to spread across the nation, more states are considering exchanges as a...

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs Img

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs

How do providers, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of safer sex?

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C? Img

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C?

HIV treatment as prevention has become a well-known and powerful tool in the global HIV response. In this interview, Mark Sulkowski, M.D., discusses whether a similar approach could be used in the prevention of hepatitis C.