Online Media Kit


March 16, 2022 | Times LIVE (South Africa)

More HIV prevention options for SA women as vaginal ring approved

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) okayed the use of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring by adult women. More »


February 26, 2022 | The East African (Kenya)

Young women prefer vaginal ring to daily oral pill for HIV prevention

Given a choice between two HIV prevention products, most adolescent girls and young women who had used both products while participating in the REACH study chose the monthly dapivirine ring. More »


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 »

Media Highlights

January 21, 2021 | European Medicines Agency

Human medicines: highlights of 2020

The European Medicines Agency's summary of key recommendations in 2020 includes its positive opinion for the dapivirine vaginal ring under the EU Medicines for All procedure (formerly known as... More »

December 22, 2020 | Positive News (UK)

What went right in 2020: the top 20 good news stories of the year

Breakthroughs in HIV/AIDS, including the EMA's positive opinion for the dapivirine ring, was selected as one of the top positive stories of 2020. More »

December 15, 2020 | The New Times (Rwanda)

Do microbicides offer new hope in Rwanda’s war on HIV/AIDS?

The dapivirine ring is an HIV prevention method designed specifically for women that recently received a positive opinion from the EMA and prequalification from the WHO. More »

December 06, 2020 | The Sunday News (Zimbabwe)

HIV reprieve for women

The World Health Organization issued prequalification for the dapivirine ring, a monthly ring that reduces women's HIV risk. The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) is going to review the... More »

December 04, 2020 | Verywell Health

WHO Prequalifies Vaginal Ring to Prevent HIV

A vaginal ring to prevent HIV has received prequalification from the World Health Organization, putting it one step closer to being an HIV prevention option for women. More »