Px Wire April-June 2009, Vol. 2, No. 2

Px Wire is AVAC’s quarterly update covering the latest in the field of biomedical HIV prevention research, implementation and advocacy. This issue features multiple trial updates, including a review of the key findings from a trial of HSV-2 suppression. The issue also features a discussion of the results of the HPTN 035 microbicide trial (which tested PRO 2000 and BufferGel) and preparations for the upcoming results of MDP 301, also testing PRO 2000 gel. Additionally, this issue provides information on new trials including HVTN 505 (described in this year’s first issue of Px Wire), which began screening participants in June, a new trial on intermittent PrEP scheduled to begin in July, and research to test a nipple shield to help prevent HIV transmission during breastfeeding.

Tracking and Translating the Field