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

December 06, 2020 | The Sunday News (Zimbabwe)

HIV reprieve for women

The World Health Organization issued prequalification for the dapivirine ring, a monthly ring that reduces women's HIV risk. The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) is going to review the... More »

December 04, 2020 | Verywell Health

WHO Prequalifies Vaginal Ring to Prevent HIV

A vaginal ring to prevent HIV has received prequalification from the World Health Organization, putting it one step closer to being an HIV prevention option for women. More »

December 01, 2020 | Johnson & Johnson on LinkedIn

Marking World AIDS Day During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paul Stoffels highlights progress made by Johnson & Johnson's partners in HIV/AIDS, including the WHO prequalification of the dapivirine ring. More »

December 01, 2020 | Die Zeit (Germany)

Der Ring, der Frauen schützen soll

A look at the role the dapivirine ring could play in helping women to reduce their HIV risk. More »

December 01, 2020 | Times LIVE (South Africa)

WHO backing boosts new vaginal ring that protects against HIV

WHO prequalification for the dapivirine ring will help guide national and global procurement decisions, pending each country's regulatory approvals. More »