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Long-Lasting Device Protects Against HIV and Pregnancy

Intravaginal ring providing dual protection is first of its kind to enter a clinical trial
Women’s reproductive health may never be the same, thanks to Northwestern University biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser and his first-of-its-kind intravaginal ring that reliably delivers an antiretroviral drug and a contraceptive for months.

Kiser’s one ring delivers two drugs that do three important things: the device is designed to protect against HIV and herpes as well as unwanted pregnancy.

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