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An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa heard last month.
Heightened concerns regarding the link between the hormonal contraceptive, Depo-Provera, and the risk of HIV acquisition in women after new systematic review released.
UNAIDS has raised the alarm on new HIV infections among adults and the need to step up prevention efforts with 1.9 million adults becoming infected with HIV globally each year since 2010.
More than 20 organisations representing the voices of people who use drugs and LGBT communities have been banned by their countries from attending next month’s UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.
Two recent studies show that vaginal rings are effective at cutting HIV infection rates among women. But the overall effectiveness was not significant - less than a third of infections were prevented.