High uptake and use of vaginal ring for HIV prevention observed in open-label study

High uptake and use of vaginal ring for HIV prevention observed in open-label study

Nearly 90 percent of participants in an open-label study of a vaginal ring infused with a drug to prevent HIV are using the monthly ring at least some of the time, according to an interim analysis of study data. In addition, the rate of HIV infection among participants in the open-label study, which has no placebo arm for comparison, is half of what might be expected in the absence of the ring, according to mathematical modeling that has significant limitations. These preliminary findings from the HIV Open Label Extension (HOPE) study were presented today during a press conference at the...

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