Online Media Kit


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 25, 2020 | SABC News (South Africa)

HIV Vaginal Ring

A vaginal ring has moved one step closer to becoming a new HIV prevention method for women in sub-Saharan Africa.  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, 2016 | Health-e News (South Africa)

AIDS Day: If you like it, put a ring on it!

A new HIV prevention product for women in the form of a vaginal ring that slowly releases antiretroviral medicine. More »

November 14, 2016 | NPR Goats and Soda

Experimental Vaginal Ring Fights HIV, But Will Women Wear It?

An experimental vaginal ring that continuously releases the anti-HIV drug dapivirine has the potential to save lives. More »

October 20, 2016 | GatesNotes

Science is the Great Giver

Bill Gates highlights UK investment in microbicides in his personal blog. More »

October 01, 2016 | The Nation (Malawi)

Vaginal ring: The next frontier in HIV prevention.

A simple and discreet ring has been proven to decrease HIV infections in women. More »

August 04, 2016 | Forbes

A Wearable HIV 'Trap' Is Helping Women In Africa Guard Against Infection

The struggle to stem the global HIV/AIDS pandemic may soon see relief from an innovative health product that's shown early success with one group whose infection rates are among the most devastating... More »