DFID Research: helping women to protect themselves against HIV

Posted by Share-Net NL on July 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

In August last year the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) received a £15 million award, from the Department for International Development, to be spread over 5 years. The fund was designed to create new HIV prevention technologies and multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) for women.

IPM is a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to prevent HIV transmission by supporting the development and availability of safe and effective microbicides for use by women in developing countries. An effective microbicide will not only protect women against HIV infection, but also interrupt the cycle of transmission from and to men and to newborns by preventing infection in the mothers.

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