27 Jul '15, 3pm

Can this simple ring help women protect themselves against HIV?

For decades now women have had multiple options when it comes to maintaining control of their reproductive system, but the same cannot be said when it comes to protecting against STDs, particularly HIV. And in regions of sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of HIV is particularly high—some 26 percent of the population of Swaziland carry the disease—it has become strikingly clear that throwing condoms at the issue isn’t a solution. Which is why there is significant hope that a vaginal ring currently undergoing trials—the Dapivirine ring—will be able to provide women with HIV protection they can control.

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