Drug-Eluting Fibers for HIV-1 Inhibition and Contraception

  title={Drug-Eluting Fibers for HIV-1 Inhibition and Contraception},
  author={Cameron Ball and Emily A. Krogstad and Thanyanan Chaowanachan and Kim A. Woodrow},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that simultaneously prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy are a global health priority. Combining chemical and physical barriers offers the greatest potential to design effective MPTs, but integrating both functional modalities into a single device has been challenging. Here we show that drug-eluting fiber meshes designed for topical drug delivery can function as a combination chemical and physical barrier MPT. Using… CONTINUE READING