Online Media Kit

Welcome to IPM's Online Media Kit, home to quick links that connect journalists and others to our press statements, key multimedia resources for background information on microbicides and IPM's work, and media highlights. Also learn how to contact experts in the field.

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Featured Media Highlights


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

December 01, 2017 | FSG blog

The Dapivirine Ring: The Next Frontier in HIV Prevention

We need to move quickly and effectively to ensure access to this new, incredible innovation. More »

November 30, 2017 | Women in the World (in association with New York Times)

Meet the intrepid doctors and scientists who are viewed as the ‘Zena warrior princesses of women’s health’

Many health care experts say the new frontier in women’s health is the development of these multipurpose prevention technologies that researchers are creating as vaginal rings, gels, IUDs, and other... More »

November 30, 2017 | Global Health Technologies Coalition

GHTC honors Senator Coons, Congressman Cole, and the dapivirine microbicide ring with Innovating for Impact Awards

IPM accepted GHTC's inaugural Innovating for Impact Partnership Award for the dapivirine microbicide ring.  More »

November 23, 2017 | Bhekisisa (South Africa)

In the future, a simple ring could protect you from HIV and unwanted pregnancies

Today, about a dozen new types of microbicides are in the research pipeline, including some that could protect women against not only HIV infection but also other sexually transmitted infections and... More »

November 20, 2017 | K4Health blog

Put a Ring in It: New Contraceptive Technologies Help Meet the Diverse Needs of Women

K4Health recaps a webinar hosted by IPM and the Population Council on "Taking it forward: Vaginal rings for women’s sexual and reproductive health rights." More »