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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.

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...

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.