Used consistently, monthly vaginal ring may be highly effective against HIV in women, study suggests

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 21:01 in Health & Medicine

When used consistently for a month at a time, a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug, dapivirine, provides significant protection against HIV, suggest new results. Among women who appeared to use the ring most regularly, HIV risk was cut by more than half in all analyses, and in some, by 75 percent or more.

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