Vaginal ring could prevent women from contracting HIV

Vaginal ring could prevent women from contracting HIV


Y WE’RE GOING TO BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE STYE FOR A THUNDERSTORM.>>Janine: TOPPING TODAY’S HEALTH NEWS A NEW WAY TO PROTECT WOMEN AGAINST HIV EFFECTS INFECTION. LOCAL10’S MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER IS HAS MORE.>>Kristi: TWO LARGE CLINICAL HAVE SHOWN A VAGINAL RING COULD SAFELY PROTECT AGAINST THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES AIDS.>>WHAT IT IS, IT’S A DIFFERENT TYPE OF DELIVERY MECHANISM THAT IS DELIVERED THROUGH A VAGINAL RING SIMILAR TO CONSECUTIVE RINGS THAT ARE ON THE MARKET NOW CAN BE CONTRACEPTIVE. THAT A WOMAN CAN INSERT HERSELF.>>Kristi: ALTHOUGH THE RING CUT HIV RISK BY 21% OF WOMEN OLDER THAN AGE 25 IT SHOWED NO PROTECTION FOR WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 TO 31. RESEARCHERS HYPOTHESIZE THAT THE FOUNDING UNDERSCORE THE NEED FOR GREATER EDUCATION FOR WOMEN IN THAT YOUNGER AGE GROUP ABOUT HOW TO PROPERLY PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM HIV AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, ALSO IN TODAY’S HEALTH CAST WITH, WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING PREGNANT MANY COUPLES UNWAIVER SOME REALLY KEY FACTORS THAT COULD BE HAMPERING THEIR FERTILITY. EXPERTS SAY BEING UNDERWE ARE AT OVERWEIGHT COULD IMPACT FERTILITY AS CAN EXERCISING TOO MUCH. USING ANY STEROID TYPE PRODUCTS CAN BOOST YOUR FERTILITY COULD HAVE THE EXACT OPPOSITEY EFFECT BUT THERE’S STILL ONE KEY FACTOR THAT TAKES PRECEDENCE.>>AGE IS REALLY TO MOST PONCH FACTOR. WHEN I MEET WITH A COUPLE, THE SINGLE PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT IS MOST PREDICTIVE WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IS THE AGE OF THE MOM.>>Kristi: NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT SMOKING AND DRINKING CAN BE HARMFUL TO A DEVELOPING FETUS BUT BOTHING ALSO HURT A COUPLE’S

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