Online Media Kit


March 06, 2018 | POZ

Vaginal Ring Appears to Cut Women's HIV Rate in Half in New Study

The open-label follow-up to a previous placebo-controlled study of an HIV-preventing ring is seeing high use among women. More »


December 19, 2017 | BBC World Hacks

The Ring That Could Help Save Women's Lives (AUDIO)

A new form of protection being tested in Malawi could be a real game-changer. World Hacks meets the women pioneering this approach and taking control of their own protection. More »


May 04, 2017 | Economist (UK)

How to protect women against both HIV and pregnancy

A newly-developed vaginal ring releases small doses of drugs over a three-month period More »


February 26, 2016 | The New York Times editorial

Helping Women in Africa Avoid H.I.V.

Now, women in the developing world have new hope. The results of two major studies in Africa that were released Monday show that a new device could help protect women against H.I.V. More »

Media Highlights

July 15, 2020 | Microbicide Trials Network (MTN)

Pumped Up for HIV Prevention

MTN-029/IPM 039 was designed so that researchers could get preliminary answers about the safety of using the dapivirine ring during breastfeeding without exposing nursing infants directly.  More »

July 15, 2020 | Microbicide Trials Network (MTN)

Baby Steps to Giant Strides: MTN’s approach to HIV prevention research with pregnant and breastfeeding women

The increased risk of HIV in these populations is now widely recognized. In 2020, MTN is implementing two studies of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring and Truvada® as daily PrEP in pregnant and... More »

July 14, 2020 | Daily Trust (Nigeria)

HIV: Nigeria needs national PrEP roadmap to ensure equitable access

The executive director of the New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society discusses the status of microbicides, oral PrEP, and HIV prevention research. More »

July 08, 2020 | Healio

Researchers highlight importance of youth, women in HIV prevention research

An AIDS 2020 press conference highlighted the importance of involving young people and women, and of alternative HIV prevention methods like the dapivirine ring. More »

July 07, 2020 | AVAC

Injectable PrEP is Highly Effective for Some Populations and Must Move Forward as Quickly as Possible

AVAC welcomes promising HIV prevention results and calls for action to enable access to potential long-acting prevention options like injectable cabotegravir and the dapivirine ring.  More »