New biomedical strategies for HIV-1 prevention in women.

Baeten JM.

Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2008 Nov;10(6):490-8. doi: 10.1007/s11908-008-0080-1.

Novel HIV-1 prevention strategies continue to be urgently needed. This article reviews the current state of biomedical prevention against HIV-1, focusing on recently completed and ongoing clinical trials of new prevention interventions, particularly those relevant to prevention of HIV-1 in women. Male circumcision, cervical barrier devices, suppressive therapy against herpes simplex virus type 2, treatment of vaginal infections and other vaginal health interventions, pre-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis, and topical vaginal microbicides are discussed.

PMID: 18945391

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