Three in four health workers in Africa remain unvaccinated
January 11, 2022
Some people have raised the question of whether booster shots are unethical from a global perspective, and even counterproductive to ending the pandemic because highly mutated variants will continue to arise in unvaccinated patients.
Women increasingly are using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). But LARC users might also be forgoing condoms, the only contraceptive that protects against most sexually transmitted infections, the results of a recent study suggest.
Adherence to the dapivirine vaginal ring, a topical HIV-1 agent to prevent HIV infection, improved over time, according to the results of a recent study. The vaginal ring is an investigational pre-exposure prophylactic agent that is inserted in the vagina. The silicone matrix ring is loaded with a microbicidal agent.
New research on the proportion of adolescents and young adults who are adherent to pre-exposure prophylaxis revealed that young cisgender women have a lower adherence rate than young men who have sex with men and serodiscordant heterosexual couples.
Early trial suggests film is effective, easy to use
September 7, 2021
Researchers are studying a novel contraceptive delivery system, which uses a vaginal film to produce antibodies to sperm. The same film also could be developed to protect against HIV infection and herpes.