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Women praise the Dapirvine virginal ring

Lead researcher Flavia Matovu Kiweewa

Lead researcher Flavia Matovu Kiweewa

After a very successful research on the use and prevention of the transmission of HIV from males to females by use of the Dapirvine virginal ring among Ugandan women, now the women who were used to carry out the research on and their men have come out to praise the new technology saying it is a success and comfortable to both partners. Among the women on which the research was carried one Allen Hasfah, a wife to one Musasizi Godfrey, testifies that during the trial period of 3 years they were able to have their men comfortably as they had no fear of catching HIV/AIDS which they say will also give their fellow women more courage to decide on their future in regards to HIV since men are always moving out with other women whom they are not sure of.

Still, Musasizi Godfrey distances himself from reports which have emerged claiming that when women use this ring they tend to have high sexual desires saying the ring has nothing to do with someone’s sexual behavior adding that it is very much comfortable.

However, the lead researcher Flavia Matovu Kiweewa from Makerere University and John Hopkins University confirm that the research which was carried out among 253 women whom they consider to be at risk of contracting the disease in the country reveals that women aged above 25 years adhered to the method showing that 61% of them were standing higher chances of not contracting the disease but those between 18 -21 years did not adhere to the methods with the reason being that they were not much comfortable having the ring which saw them remove it and hence catching the disease.

Results continue to reveal that 27% of the women who had the ring did not contract the disease after the two years of the research as the experts monitored them for a couple of years.

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