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

August 12, 2020 | A&U Magazine

Positive Opinion on Monthly Vaginal Ring to Reduce HIV Risk

The positive scientific opinion from EMA is the first step in seeking approvals for the ring in the countries where it is most needed, especially sub-Saharan Africa. More »

August 07, 2020 | Kwayedza (Zimbabwe)

‘Ring’ rinodzivirira HIV

IPM announced the EMA's positive opinion for the monthly dapivirine ring. More »

August 06, 2020 | Spotlight (South Africa)

IN-DEPTH: Vaginal ring ushers in new era in HIV prevention

The EMA’s opinion paves the way for the dapivirine ring to be prequalified by the WHO followed by the anticipated adoption of the ring by countries after national regulatory approvals. More »

August 05, 2020 | El País (Spain)

La Agencia Europea del Medicamento da el visto bueno a un anillo vaginal para prevenir el VIH

The EMA gave a positive scientific opinion for the dapivirine ring. More »

August 03, 2020 | East Coast Radio (South Africa)

New HIV prevention tool yields positive feedback

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) says an antiretroviral ring, approved by the European Medicines Agency recently, will empower women to protect themselves against HIV.  More »