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Is it too late to help them?

September 14, 2012

Is it too late to help them?

Many years ago, I worked in a lab doing HIV research. We had dreamed of developing a cream that would prevent HIV infection for women. Something inexpensive, and easy to use. Something available to the truly needy, like the women in Africa, or Thailand. Women who live with little control over anything in their lives.

With news of proof of concept of the anti-HIV ring, it looks like this dream might finally be realized. But I have to ask. “Is it to late?” “Will politics, social unrest, foreign policy, economics, and religion make it impossible to get this device to those who truly need it if and when it arrives to market?”

anti-HIV vaginal ring

It’s a very exciting device! The thought of preventing maternal transmission is wonderful. The possibility of combining with a long-term contraceptive is even more powerful.
I will be watching the development of this!


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