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Vaginal ring used by most women for HIV prevention in open-label study

Vaginal ring used by most women for HIV prevention in open-label study

Research in preclinical models suggests promising anti-HIV-1 vaginal microbicide

Research in preclinical models suggests promising anti-HIV-1 vaginal microbicide

New clinical trial aims to examine safety and use of two HIV prevention tools

New clinical trial aims to examine safety and use of two HIV prevention tools

MTN launches new study to empower teen girls with choices in HIV prevention

MTN launches new study to empower teen girls with choices in HIV prevention

Buffalo researchers receive grant to quicken development of generic equivalents of contraceptives

Buffalo researchers receive grant to quicken development of generic equivalents of contraceptives

New ointment for treating brown recluse spider bites is tested on humans

New ointment for treating brown recluse spider bites is tested on humans

Rice seeds could hold key to preventing HIV infections

Rice seeds could hold key to preventing HIV infections

IPM begins first clinical trial of vaginal rings to prevent HIV in women

IPM begins first clinical trial of vaginal rings to prevent HIV in women

Suppressed vaginal immune response makes women more susceptible to RNA viruses

Suppressed vaginal immune response makes women more susceptible to RNA viruses

Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

HOPE study seeks to understand safety of vaginal ring in protecting women against HIV

HOPE study seeks to understand safety of vaginal ring in protecting women against HIV

Dapivirine ring can help prevent HIV-1 infection in women

Dapivirine ring can help prevent HIV-1 infection in women

Safe, effective douche-based rectal microbicide can prevent HIV in gay men

Safe, effective douche-based rectal microbicide can prevent HIV in gay men

CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

Molecular tweezer blocks HIV, breaks up proteins in semen that boost infection

Molecular tweezer blocks HIV, breaks up proteins in semen that boost infection

Researchers complete participants’ enrollment in Phase III trial of vaginal ring for HIV prevention

Researchers complete participants’ enrollment in Phase III trial of vaginal ring for HIV prevention

Cell-associated HIV transmission contributes to HIV epidemic

Cell-associated HIV transmission contributes to HIV epidemic

Population Council to present research on novel approaches to HIV prevention at HIV R4P 2014

Population Council to present research on novel approaches to HIV prevention at HIV R4P 2014

Miriam Hospital receives grant from NIH to prevent spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women

Miriam Hospital receives grant from NIH to prevent spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women

Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV

Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV