Women have had very few options to protect themselves against HIV besides asking an infected partner to wear a condom. Two new studies in Africa, however, are offering hope and possibly a convenient and inexpensive option in the near future.

A flexible vaginal ring may be able to provide limited protection against the virus. Vaginal rings sit near the cervix and could deliver a controlled-release of an antiretroviral drug and have been successfully used for years for birth control and for hormone therapy.

Read more at The Washington Post


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