Incorporating End-users’ Voices into the Development of an Implant for HIV Prevention: A discrete choice experiment in South Africa and Zimbabwe
This article from BMC Women’s Health describes the results of a discrete choice experiment undertaken with adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Zimbabwe where participants were asked their preferences for a hypothetical HIV prevention implant.
The Long-Acting Therapeutics Patents and Licenses Database (LAPaL)
The Long-Acting Therapeutics Patents and Licenses Database (LAPaL) is a free online database that provides information on long-acting therapeutics that could have impact in resource-constrained settings. It includes technical and intellectual property information on these technologies as well as an interactive visualisation tool to navigate the pipeline progress. Click here for a brief overview of…
A Randomized Trial of Safety, Acceptability and Adherence of Three Rectal Microbicide Placebo Formulations Among Young Sexual and Gender Minorities Who Engage in Receptive Anal Intercourse (MTN-035)
This journal article from PLOS ONE was a trial seeking to evaluate the safety, acceptability, and adherence to three placebo modalities (insert, suppository, enema) prior to receptive anal intercourse (RAI).
Long-acting HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Approaches: Recent advances, emerging technologies, and development challenges
This review from Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery discusses the current state of the long acting PrEP field, recent advances, and emerging technologies, including ARV prodrug modifications and new drug delivery systems. Technological challenges, knowledge gaps, preclinical testing considerations, and future directions important in the context of clinical translation and implementation of long acting HIV…
End-user Research in Support of Long-acting Systemic Antiretroviral Delivery Systems: Insights from qualitative research with providers and target users in South Africa
This article from BMC Infectious Diseases describes qualitative research investigating perceptions of and preferences for a long-acting, biodegradable implantable PrEP product designed to address challenges relating to adhering to a daily pill regimen amongst adolescent girls and young women and sex workers in Guateng Province, South Africa.
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 1 Trial of Radiopaque Islatravir-Eluting Subdermal Implants for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Against HIV-1 Infection
This article from JAIDS describes the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1 trial of a next-generation radiopaque islatravir-eluting implant to assess safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics.
More than Just Oral PrEP: Exploring interest in rectal douche, dissolvable implant, removable implant and injection HIV prevention approaches among racially diverse men who have sex with men in the Northeast Corridor
This exploratory and cross-sectional study investigated interest in four biomedical prevention tools—rectal douche, dissolvable implant, removable implant and injection—among a racially diverse sample of men who have sex with men from the Northeast Corridor region between Philadelphia and Trenton.
HIV Prevention Research and Development Database
The HIV Prevention Research & Development Database is a comprehensive source of information on biomedical HIV prevention clinical trials that are planned, ongoing or completed. The database allows users to view clinical trials around the world, gaining an understanding of the many developments currently being made in the field of HIV prevention research.