Current Infectious Disease Reports

, 10:490

New biomedical strategies for HIV-1 prevention in women


DOI: 10.1007/s11908-008-0080-1

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Baeten, J.M. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2008) 10: 490. 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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Global Health and MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA