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Drug-filled vaginal ring protects women from HIV — when used correctly

Consistent use of ring protects against HIV infection by up to 92 percent, according to new analyses that measured the effectiveness of consistent vs. inconsistent use

July 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa and Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Consistent use of a vaginal ring filled with an antiviral drug protects against HIV infection by up to 92 percent, new analyses show.

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Center researchers celebrate microbicide milestone

Vaginal gel holds potential as a female-controlled method of HIV prevention

March 16, 2009

A clinical trial involving more than 3,000 women in seven sites (six in Africa; one in the United States) has demonstrated for the first time that a vaginal microbicide gel may prevent male-to-female sexual transmission of HIV infection. The study investigators, including Drs. Benoit Masse and Barbra Richardson, statisticians in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, presented the findings at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Montreal.

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