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This is the first device for women ever developed that could prevent both.
The flexible, plastic ring contains a 90-day dose of two drugs: the clear segment, a contraceptive .and the white segment, an anti-retorivral drug, which fights HIV and herpes.
Kiser says a condom would accomplish the same effect.
“You can think of this as a kind of a chemical condom,” said Kiser.
But condoms require cooperation of a male partner and the ring doesn’t.
“It will empower them to give them a tool they can use to protect themselves,” said Kiser.
Women are scheduled to begin testing the device this summer. Still, it could be seven years before it hits the market.