This "tampon," despite performing none of the functions of an actual tampon, is one of a few clever attempts at delivering anti-HIV drugs as efficiently as possible. Other researchers are looking into designing a delivery system that's shaped like a vaginal ring. Tests for the tampon — which does, in fact, use a cardboard applicator — are ongoing. And, this rapid-dissolving technology may be harnessed for other purposes, too: Researchers hope to determine whether a contraception "tampon" could make sex as safe (and futuristic) as possible.
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