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Population Council’s One-Year Contraceptive Ring Advances to FDA Review

The Population Council today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its one-year Nestorone® / ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring for pregnancy prevention. If approved, the contraceptive vaginal ring would be the first contraceptive option that provides a full year of protection against unintended pregnancy while fully under a woman’s control.

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Press Releases

Esteemed Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim Joins Population Council Board of Trustees

The Population Council announces the appointment of leading South African AIDS researcher, Salim S. Abdool Karim, to the Council Board of Trustees. Dr. Karim, a clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist is the Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), CAPRISA Professor of Global health at Columbia University in New York and Honorary Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

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Media Coverage

New York Times Women in the World: The intrepid doctors and scientists at the forefront of HIV

Recently, efforts to develop multi-purpose technologies (MPTs) have hit important milestones. At the New York Times "Women in the World," Pamela M. Norick details the Population Council's first in-human trial of griffithsin, a naturally occuring protein as one of the many exciting developments by intrepid doctors and scientists in the ongoing effort to prevent HIV.

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Council Commentary

Do adolescents and young women want PrEP? New formative findings from Tanzania

In Tanzania, there are 1.4 million people living with HIV (4.7% prevalence). While the country has made incredible strides in addressing the epidemic, adolescent girls and young women continue to be disproportionately affected by and vulnerable to HIV: HIV prevalence triples from age 15-19 to age 20-24 from 1.3% to 4.4%. 

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