HIV/AIDS is still a big problem despite significant progress made in its fight through the years.
Reports show that women have a higher chance of contracting HIV during unprotected sex than men. In view of this, preventive measures are more targeted at women.
International Partnership for Microbicides, a charity has announced a clinical trial to help in combating HIV for women.
The charity has developed a small silicone ring to be inserted into the vagina.
For the next three months, the ring will release a steady dose of a contraceptive and anti-HIV drug, levonorgestrel and dapivirine.
The drug reduces the probability of contracting HIV by a third.
The contraceptive is to encourage women to use the ring and stick to the product faithfully. The charity hopes to have the product ready by the year 2020.
Additional reporting – OMGVOICE Ghana