Safety and Efficacy of a Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention in Women

Publish Year : 2016
Publisher : New England Journal of Medicine
Author Name : Nel A., van Niekerk N., Kapiga S., Bekker L.G., Gama C., Gill K., Kamali A., Kotze P., Louw C., Mabude Z., Miti N., Kusemererwa S., Tempelman H., Carstens H., Devlin B., Isaacs M., Malherbe M., Mans W., Nuttall J., Russell M., Ntshele S., Smit M., Solai L., Spence P., Steytler J., Windle K., Borremans M., Resseler S., Van Roey J., Parys W., Vangeneugden T., Van Baelen B., and Rosenberg Z.
Link : Click here

Description :

This article evaluates the safety and efficacy of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine for the prevention of HIV infection in nearly 2,000 women of reproductive age from South Africa and Uganda. The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and it found that the dapivirine ring was not associated with any safety concerns and was associated with a lower rate of HIV-1 infection than the placebo rate.

Recent Resources

Promoting Women's Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Between 2010 and 2013, with support from the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, UN Women...

UN Women Rwanda Strengthens National Advocacy for an Increased Response to HIV Among Women and Girls

As part of national efforts to enhance the livelihood status of rural women living with HIV, UN...

Country Examples of COVID HR Responses for WUD

This living report details the various global responses of organisations providing harm reduction...

View More