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

June 21, 2019 | Avert

Vaginal ring can substantially impact HIV prevention, reveals mathematical model

A mathematical modelling study suggests that the dapivirine vaginal ring could substantially reduce HIV infections among South African women and be an affordable intervention depending on roll-out... More »

June 20, 2019 | Chemical Watch

Commission adopts REACH authorisation decisions

The European Commission announced REACH authorization decisions on several substances, including dapivirine. More »

May 01, 2019 | IAVI's VOICES

Making the Case for More Meaningful Engagement with Communities at the HIVR4P Conferences

Shakira Namwanje on her experience at the 2018 HIV Research for Prevention conference, including a satellite session on next steps for the dapivirine ring. More »

March 01, 2019 | blog

Research Update: HIV Prevention and Treatment among Women and Girls

Study of PrEP and Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention Begins in Girls and Young Women More »

February 21, 2019 | AVAC's P-Values blog

Anatomy of Effective Stakeholder Consultation: A look at best practices from a consultation for MTN 042

A regional gathering in Johannesburg to discuss the design of a trial called MTN 042 showcases several elements that make early stakeholder consultation a powerful tool when so many other meetings... More »