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

February 22, 2016 | Toronto Star (Canada)

A drug-laced vaginal ring lowers HIV infection rates in Africa

A potential new tool for fighting HIV infections in women — a microbicide-releasing vaginal ring. More »

February 22, 2016 | Agence France-Presse

Vaginal ring cuts HIV risk by nearly one-third: studies

A monthly vaginal ring that contains an anti-retroviral drug has been shown to cut the risk of HIV infection in women greatly. More »

February 22, 2016 | USA Today

Study: Vaginal ring reduces HIV infection in women

A vaginal ring that releases an anti-AIDS drug has been found to modestly reduce the risk of HIV in women, according to two new studies presented Monday. More »

February 22, 2016 | Science

Drug-laced vaginal ring succeeds against HIV—sometimes

Two large trials of a vaginal ring that slowly secretes an antiretroviral drug into the vagina found that it reduced infections by a large factor. More »

February 2016 | Manica Post (Nigeria)

Dapivirine vaginal ring helps protect women against HIV: Study

A vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral (ARV) drug called dapivirine that women inserted into their genital tract and used for a month at a time was proven to be safe and helped protect against... More »