Prototypes of a novel vaginal ring design being put to the test in a study that will inform final design of a dual-purpose ring for prevention of both HIV and unplanned pregnancy

18 March 2024

Researchers are currently testing prototypes of a new vaginal ring design in a study that aims to finalize a dual-purpose ring for preventing both HIV and unplanned pregnancy. This study is part of MATRIX, a USAID project focused on advancing research and development of innovative HIV prevention products for women. Taking place in the United States, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, the evaluation of these prototypes will inform the selection of the ring to be used in the initial clinical trial. To learn more about this study, read the official press release here.

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