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Women in a growing number of African countries will soon have access to a vaginal ring to help reduce their risk of acquiring HIV from an infected partner.

It is currently available through recent pilot programs in six African countries: Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

While Western and other governments can purchase the ring, that hasn't happened yet, says Anita Garg, senior director of strategy and commercial relations for The Population Council.

"The evidence is clear that there is no single prevention solution," said Ben Phillips, communications director UNAIDS, in an email interview.

And while early studies of some PrEP products showed women didn't take the pills or use the ring consistently or properly — compliance rates several years ago were as low as 20% — it seems that as understanding of the methods grows, compliance goes up, says Dr. Connie Celum, director of the International Clinical Research Center at the University of Washington.

And adherence rates were moderate to high—more than 50 percent compliance for both daily use of the pills and leaving the ring in place for a month at a time.


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