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New intravaginal ring offers long-term HIV, pregnancy prevention

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:46

Researchers have developed a new intravaginal ring (IVR) developed for the sustained 90-day co-delivery of tenofovir and levonorgestrel, an anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug and a contraceptive.

Daily-use HIV prevention strategies prove ineffective among women

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 13:21

Many Women-particularly young, single women- failed to adhere to daily use of HIV prevention strategies in a major clinical trial in Africa.

Sex workers leaving brothels hinder HIV programmes

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 12:06

HIV prevention programmes currently focus on sex workers who solicit clients from brothels, streets and highways.

HIV prevention pill ‘Truvada’ approved by US

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 10:21

The new drug is expected to help slow the spread of HIV.

US unit favours first drug for HIV prevention

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 10:00

US drug regulators are affirming that a landmark study showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill already on the market can also help people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the first place.

`Funds needed to capitalise on HIV breakthroughs`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 00:00

A higher and more sustained investment is urgently required to capitalise on the latest breakthroughs in HIV prevention, a report says.

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