The first study of its kind involving the dapivirine vaginal ring, MTN-029/IPM 039 will determine whether drug released from the dapivirine ring into the vagina gets absorbed by breastmilk. Approximately 16 women who are no longer breastfeeding but are still producing breast milk will be enrolled and use the ring for 14 consecutive days. Its results may support future studies involving both breastfeeding mothers and their infants. The study, which began in March 2016, is being conducted at two U.S.-based clinical research sites.
July 24, 2017