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Stepping It Up For Women's HIV Prevention

Many women around the world are placed in situations where they are often unable to negotiate with their partners to be faithful or to use condoms. Stepping it up for gender parity requires that women have access to a range of HIV prevention options, including those that they can use without partner involvement if they choose. Recent advances in oral pre-exposure prophylaxis have contributed to an expanding set of options, and two weeks ago, the results of two vaginal microbicide trials were released, taking us one momentous step forward along this path.
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Stepping It Up For Women's HIV Prevention

Many women around the world are placed in situations where they are often unable to negotiate with their partners to be faithful or to use condoms. Stepping it up for gender parity requires that women have access to a range of HIV prevention options, including those that they can use without partner involvement if they choose. Recent advances in oral pre-exposure prophylaxis have contributed to an expanding set of options, and two weeks ago, the results of two vaginal microbicide trials were released, taking us one momentous step forward along this path.

Keeping Women at the Forefront in the Fight Against HIV

As millions celebrate International Women's Day this March 8, it's worth reflecting on where gaps remain in addressing gender issues in the spread of and response to HIV. The face of HIV has changed dramatically since the early years of the epidemic. Women now represent more than half of all people living with HIV worldwide.
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Developments in Female-Controlled HIV Prevention

The apparent cure of a baby born with HIV made international headlines around the world, sparking speculation that a more widespread cure might not be too far off. One of the health tools that IPM is currently working on is an ARV-based vaginal microbicide ring which would ultimately provide a more discreet option for women.