Navigation Links
USAID awards cooperative agreement to CONRAD for multipurpose prevention study
Date:10/13/2011

Arlington, VA -- USAID awarded CONRAD a five year project with a $2 million ceiling to focus on testing the safety and effectiveness of the SILCS diaphragm, the one-size-fits-most contraceptive barrier, combined with tenofovir gel -- the only topical product proven to prevent the acquisition of HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). If shown to be safe, effective and acceptable, this combination of products would provide women with a non-hormonal contraceptive method under their own control that also delivers protection against HIV and HSV. This award supports Aim 2 of USAID's Biomedical Research for Reproductive Health: to fast track development of reproductive health technologies that can simultaneously prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.

Results of the SILCS diaphragm contraceptive effectiveness study were announced last month and showed effectiveness rates similar to that of a traditional fitted diaphragm. The benefits of this single size diaphragm include eliminating the need for a pelvic exam to fit the diaphragm, and meeting the contraceptive needs of women unable or unwilling to use a hormonal method.

In a recent landmark effectiveness trial conducted by CAPRISA in South Africa, tenofovir gel was shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by 39% and HSV by 51%. Confirmatory studies of the gel are ongoing and will support regulatory approval.

Dr. Henry Gabelnick, CONRAD's Executive Director said, "We see an urgent need for multipurpose prevention technologies, including non-hormonal methods that are easy to use, and that can be combined with a product that reduces the risk of HIV and HSV infection. This type of reproductive health technology is particularly needed in areas of the world where women need easy to use methods that are within their control."

Almost half of all pregnancies worldwide, estimated to be over 100 million annually, are unintended. In 2008, this resulted in 43 mill
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Larkin
alarkin@conrad.org
703-772-6427
CONRAD
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Coca-Cola Company and USAID Expand Global Water Partnership
2. Aid Agency World Vision Granted $19m From USAID/OFDA for Haiti
3. US Army awards $1.5 million for sleep research
4. Georgia Tech researchers receive 3 NSF Emerging Frontiers awards
5. 2 scientists at the University of Texas at Austin receive early career awards from White House
6. US Department of Defense awards University of South Florida $1.59 million for musculoskeletal research
7. University Hospitals Case Medical Center awarded 2011 fellowship awards for pain medicine, epilepsy
8. NCI awards $19.3m for multisite investigation of cancer disparities
9. Elsevier congratulates Dr. Charles Silverstein upon his receipt of 2 awards
10. NIH awards WSU researcher $1.39M to study chromatins role in cell division
11. BIDMC scientists receive Challenge Awards from Prostate Cancer Foundation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car ... public transit is good for your health, a new study ... United Kingdom and found that 76 percent of men and ... men and 11 percent of women used public transit, and ... or walked. Those who drove to work weighed more ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... According to a new market ... SPD, Liquid Crystal, Microblinds, Thermographic and Photochromics), by ... others), by geography - Global Forecast to 2014 ... Smart glass market was worth $1581.4 Million in ... by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 20% ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Doctors ... a way to wipe out mesothelioma in laboratory mice by ... Mesothelioma has just posted details of the study on its ... , Scientists with Hong Kong University’s AIDS Institute of ... death protein 1” or PD-1. By altering DNA, the vaccine ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program has ... tens of thousands of patients in the state. However, ... that would expand the list of qualifying conditions and ... summer by State Assemblywoman Linda Stender, the need to ... growing. , To help fill the information gap for ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... OR (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 August ... are urged to become educated about eye health and ... examined. One frequently overlooked eye condition that must be ... Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, is ... children increasing exponentially, childhood dry eye is becoming a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home 2Health News:Smart Glass Market by Technology Worth $5814 Million by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Smart Glass Market by Technology Worth $5814 Million by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Smart Glass Market by Technology Worth $5814 Million by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Smart Glass Market by Technology Worth $5814 Million by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:New Research Study Finds Vaccine Stops Mesothelioma in Lab Mice, According to Surviving Mesothelioma Website 2Health News:Oaksterdam University to Host Four-Day Educational Marijuana Horticultural Seminar Aug 23-26; Training Fills Information Gap for Medical Marijuana Caregivers and Patients 2Health News:Oaksterdam University to Host Four-Day Educational Marijuana Horticultural Seminar Aug 23-26; Training Fills Information Gap for Medical Marijuana Caregivers and Patients 3Health News:August is Children’s Eye Health Month, Exams Must Check for Pediatric Dry Eye 2Health News:August is Children’s Eye Health Month, Exams Must Check for Pediatric Dry Eye 3
... painkillers to treat inflammation are linked to an increased ... or flutter), concludes a study published on bmj.com ... drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, ... already been linked to an increased risk of heart ...
... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter , SUNDAY, July 3 (HealthDay ... the summer air with dazzling colors and deafening sounds. But they ... year are harmed by fireworks, many of them maimed for life, ... care. "Where we see injuries is a lack of common ...
... N.C. July 4, 2011 Smoking cigarettes is a ... the smokers who choose to use one of the most ... the risk of serious cardiovascular events are on their way. ... Baptist Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, July 1 (HealthDay ... are endorsing a U.S. health advisory panel,s recommendation that the ... breast cancer. The reason: There,s still a lack of ... Avastin was given fast-track approval by the U.S. ...
... The children most likely to walk or cycle to ... in an economically disadvantaged home, according to survey results that ... Pabayo of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and ... is unique in that it follows the same group of ...
... the international aid community started to fund health programs ... support for tackling infectious diseases, and for implementing immunization ... and by governments are not always the same. New ... Globalization and Health uses ,agency theory, to examine ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Common painkillers linked to irregular heart rhythm 2Health News:Safety Experts Warn of Fireworks Dangers 2Health News:Safety Experts Warn of Fireworks Dangers 3Health News:Safety Experts Warn of Fireworks Dangers 4Health News:Chantix associated with 72 percent increased risk of serious CV events 2Health News: Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts 2Health News: Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts 3Health News: Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts 4Health News:Urban children are healthier commuters than rural teens 2Health News:Getting aid to where it is needed 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014  Boehringer Ingelheim today ... (FDA) accepted for review the New Drug Application ... and olodaterol delivered via the Respimat ® ... maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with ... and/or emphysema. Tiotropium + olodaterol FDC will not ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... -- According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records (EMR) ... in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that ... Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. government dedicated $20.6 ... will start applying soon for use of paper records.  ... of the EMR industry, EMR 2014: The Market ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 19, 2014  Cardiva Medical, ... two tranches of a $16.5 million Series 3 private ... with GE Capital. The Company will use the proceeds ... facility to expand commercial efforts for its VASCADE® Vascular ... . Investing in Series 3 private ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 2Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 3Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 4Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 5Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 6Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 7Boehringer Ingelheim Announces U.S. Filing for the Fixed-Dose Combination Tiotropium Plus Olodaterol for Patients with COPD 8Kalorama: EMR Paves the Way for Big Data 2Kalorama: EMR Paves the Way for Big Data 3Cardiva Medical, Inc. Announces Completion of the first two tranches of Series 3 Private Equity Financing and the Closing of a Senior Secured Debt Facility with GE Capital 2
... The Stryker Inter-Lock™ System ... surgery at the tibial fixation ... backup fixation into one implant. ... and can be used routinely ...
The Stryker Bioabsorbable Wedge Interference Screw is made of Poly-L Lactic Acid (PLLA). The patented wedge design makes it perfect for cruciate reconstruction and is indicated for BTB and soft tissu...
The Stryker Graft Workstation offers the surgeon flexibility in graft preparation. The posts are interchangeable and the system adapts to both soft tissue and bone grafts selection. Sizing gauges off...
... Medicine Knot Pusher is a reusable instrument used ... Knot Pusher is utilized in the handling and ... two piece shaft allows the surgeon to place ... pushing. The ring handle allows the surgeon ease ...
Medicine Products: