Online Media Kit


January 26, 2021 | World Health Organization

WHO recommends the dapivirine vaginal ring as a new choice for HIV prevention for women at substantial risk of HIV infection

WHO recommended that the dapivirine vaginal ring, a female-initiated option to reduce the risk of HIV infection, may be offered as an additional prevention choice for women at substantial HIV risk as... More »


November 30, 2020 | New York Times

Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

The World Health Organization approved the dapivirine ring, a vaginal insert that has proved effective in women who use it consistently. Finding prevention methods that women can use discreetly has... More »


July 30, 2020 | Aidsmap (UK)

The vaginal ring against HIV: regulatory approval for a new prevention choice for women

The dapivirine ring is the first HIV prevention option specifically designed for women since the female condom was approved nearly 30 years ago. More »


July 24, 2020 | Times LIVE (South Africa)

Vaginal ring gives women more options for HIV prevention

Access to a long-acting vaginal ring, which was tested in SA and showed promising results, is getting closer to reality after Europe’s regulatory body gave it the thumbs-up. More »

Media Highlights

November 30, 2020 | Healio

Dapivirine vaginal ring receives WHO prequalification for HIV prevention

The dapivirine vaginal ring has been prequalified by WHO, bringing the HIV preventive closer to public introduction and approval by individual countries. More »

November 20, 2020 | Manica Post (Zimbabwe)

Strides in HIV response

The dapivirine ring could have a meaningful public health impact as the first long-acting HIV prevention tool designed specifically for women. More »

November 17, 2020 | Women's Voice (Zimbabwe)

Dapivirine Ring: A Game-Changer For Women In Zimbabwe

The dapivirine vaginal ring is a user-controlled, monthly HIV prevention method for women. More »

October 08, 2020 | YonecoFM (Malawi)

Dapivirine vaginal ring to be ready for use in 2021

According to Bamusi, the method is currently being assessed by international health bodies before it is approved for use among women in the country. More »

October 07, 2020 | Malawi24

International body approves vaginal ring

The dapivirine ring for HIV prevention received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency. More »