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Assessing Per-Sex-Act HIV-1 Risk Reduction Among Women Using the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring

Confounding introduced by individuals’ sexual risk behavior is potentially a significant source of bias in HIV-1 prevention intervention studies. To more completely account for sexual behaviors when assessing the efficacy of the monthly dapivirine ring, a new longer-acting HIV-1 prevention option for women, we estimated per-sex-act risk reduction associated with product use.

December 2023

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Confounding introduced by individuals’ sexual risk behavior is potentially a significant source of bias in HIV-1 prevention intervention studies. To more completely account for sexual behaviors when assessing the efficacy of the monthly dapivirine ring, a new longer-acting HIV-1 prevention option for women, we estimated per-sex-act risk reduction associated with product use.

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Authors: Stalter, R.M., Dong, T.Q., Hendrix, C.W., Palanee-Phillips, T., van der Straten, A., Hillier, S.L., Kiweewa, F.M., Mgodi, N.M., Marzinke, M.A., Bekker, L.G. and Soto-Torres, L.

Health Risks(s):

  • HIV

Product type(s):

  • HIVinhibitor
  • IVR

Topic(s):

  • Policy
  • Trials
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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