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Designing Products for Women

One of the most important decisions made by microbicide developers is to identify product forms that can work for and meet the needs of different women at different times in their lives.

It’s about giving women options, because a product that best suits a woman’s needs and preferences is much more likely to be used consistently and correctly.

IPM places high importance on formulating products that address women’s needs, which can change throughout their lives, such as long-acting and combination products that use multiple ARVs to block HIV.