New Vaginal Ring To Prevent HIV To Be Tested In Africa After Successful Trials In America

Medical researchers based in the United States has confirmed that a trial in which American teenagers used a vaginal ring to prevent the infection of HIV have been proved successful.

Now, a further study will be run with teenagers in Africa.

The girls used a flexible plastic ring, embedded with anti-retroviral drugs, which was changed every month over a six-month period.

Actually, the research is part of a drive to develop a device which women can use to protect themselves from HIV infection, so they don’t have to rely on men to wear condoms.

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Reporting the development at a conference about HIV science in Paris, the researchers said they were encouraged that the girls used the ring and said they liked it.

New Vaginal Ring To Prevent HIV To Be Tested In Africa After Successful Trials In America

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