Daily Archives: October 19, 2016

HIVR4P 2016: From dapivirine rings to multipurpose prevention tools, “we still have a huge job ahead of us”

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CHICAGO – The last time she visited Africa, Sharon Hillier recounts, she met a local woman who was unimpressed with the work scientists had done so far to protect women living in low-resource settings, exposed to multiple risks. You need to get back to work and make something we can use, Hillier, a microbiologist at the University […]

HIVR4P 2016: Services for female sex workers show low cost impact

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CHICAGO – Presentations this morning highlighted efforts to reach female sex workers with data from studies in South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya that provided HIV self-testing, antiretroviral treatment, pre-exposure prophylactic use of antiretroviral drugs — PrEP — and other services. In a South Africa study looking at the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of engaging female sex workers […]