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

September 05, 2020 | EPD via Evangelisch (Germany)

Experte: Vaginalring bringt HIV-Schutz von Frauen entscheidend voran

According to development policy expert Andreas Hübers, approval of the vaginal ring for HIV prevention can close an important gap in protecting women.  More »

September 02, 2020 | RTI International

The Beauty of Choice

The EMA's positive opinion places the dapivirine ring on the path toward regulatory approval, so that globally, women who need protection from HIV have more options. But mostly, this decision is... More »

August 31, 2020 | Mpasho News (Kenya)

All about the new magical ring that will help women prevent HIV infections

The Kenya News Agency provides an overview of regulatory progress with the dapivirine ring and completed and ongoing studies. More »

August 31, 2020 | Microbicide Trials Network

Researchers begin safety study of dapivirine ring and oral PrEP in breastfeeding women

The B-PROTECTED study will assess the safety of the monthly dapivirine ring and daily oral PrEP among women who are breastfeeding, as well as their babies, in Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and... More »

August 28, 2020 | HIV i-Base (UK)

EMA supports use of dapivirine vaginal ring to prevent HIV in high-incidence countries

On 24 July 2020, the EMA adopted a positive opinion for the safety and efficacy of a dapivirine vaginal ring to be used to protect against HIV. More »