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Can a vaginal ring be part of HIV prevention arsenal by 2016?

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With up to $40 million in two five-year USAID grants, HIV prevention for women gathers speed . . . A little more than 10 years ago, a New York Times reporter interviewing International Partnership for Microbicides chief executive Zeda Rosenberg pointed to estimates putting the earliest possible marketing of topical product women could use and […]

What do women want? What We’re Reading on International Women’s Day

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We’re watching two videos that give answers to the question of what women want this International Women’s Day, and finding the answers both urgent and unsurprising: Control over their bodies, and recognition for their work. Real Voices: Researchers and front-line workers talk about challenges in HIV prevention and reproductive health facing women in this video […]

After VOICE trial, question remains: What were women telling researchers?

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. Perhaps at some point what the VOICE trial (Vaginal and Oral […]

Sustainable HIV prevention possibilities present choices, challenges

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When he looks at what biomedical science can do in the next decade to prevent HIV transmission, Jim Turpin of the National Institutes of Health said, he thinks of the lyrics of a Timbuk3 song: “The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.” By, which, actually, he means — don’t get blinded by the light; […]