Life – Education

Intravaginal ring as human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention



Summary: HIV/AIDS is one of the primary concerns of the Sustainable Development Goals. It has a high prevalence and causes significant effects for the sufferers. Several prevention methods against HIV infection have been developed, including the intravaginal rings loaded with antiretroviral drugs. We aimed to inform about the potential use of an intravaginal ring as pre-exposure prophylaxis

Relevance: Recently available methods of HIV/AIDS prevention have many pitfalls, especially in compliance, resulting in inconsistent efficacy. New methods of prevention need to be addressed, and intravaginal rings can be used following abundant evidence stating their efficacy, compliance, and patient preference. 

Take-home messages: Intravaginal rings have the potential to be used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection.. 


Acquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeAnti-Retroviral AgentsHuman Immunodeficiency VirusPre-Exposure ProphylaxisVertical Transmission
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 59-69
  • DOI: 10.18573/bsdj.221
  • Published on 1 Dec 2022
  • Peer Reviewed