One of the best sessions at the preconference so far what entitled “Expanding Prevention Options for Women and Girls” led by three incredible women, including a friend and colleague of mine, Kim Whipkey from the Center for Gender and Health Equity (CHANGE). This session focused on female condoms, microbicides, vaccines and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). These prevention options, though many still in the early testing or development phases, greatly expand the range of options women have to protect themselves from transmission of HIV as well as infection of other STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

For more on female condoms and other female-initiated prevention methods, check back tomorrow!