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Table 3 Measuring sorbitol as a marker for presence of vaginal insert

From: Development and clinical assessment of new objective adherence markers for four microbicide delivery systems used in HIV prevention studies

Swab extract Sorbitol (µM)
Swab only 1.9
Vaginal swab #1 41.8
Vaginal swab #2 35.3
Vaginal swab #1 + 50 µl inserta 660.9
Vaginal swab #2 + 50 µl inserta 294.7
Vaginal swab #3 + 100 µl inserta 1304.0
Semen—1:5 23.0
Semen—1:10 12.4
Semen—1:20 7.1
Semen 1:5 + 50 µl inserta 313.7
  1. aOne insert was dissolved in 1 ml of water before adding 50 or 100 µl to the vaginal swab