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Experimental Silicone Vaginal Ring To Be Tested As Female-Controlled HIV, Herpes Prevention Tool, Researchers Report

International Business Times: Silicone vaginal rings protect women against herpes and HIV
“…According to researchers from the University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne in France, the [silicone vaginal] ring can deliver hydrophilic molecules such as tenofovir, which is active on HIV-1, and acyclovir, which is active on the herpes virus. … The new silicone vaginal rings … are intended to be evaluated in clinical trials, with plans of producing them commercially at high rate and low cost. Their research was presented at the 55th Inter-Science Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy” (Tecsan, 9/22).

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