Online Media Kit


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 »


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

July 25, 2020 | City Press (South Africa)

Women in Africa could soon access dapivirine ring, which reduces risk of HIV

In a world starved of good news, the field of HIV prevention and women's sexual and reproductive health has a reason to celebrate. More »

July 24, 2020 | World Health Organization

European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval of the dapivirine ring for HIV prevention for women in high HIV burden settings

The vaginal ring was developed as a female-initiated option to reduce the risk of HIV infection. More »

July 24, 2020 | Triangle Business Journal

HIV prevention drug backed by RTI International research takes step toward federal regulation

Research Triangle Park-based RTI International has been studying the ring for more than a decade through a collaborative effort with both IPM and MTN. More »

July 24, 2020 | Regulatory Focus

EMA: Thumbs up for 11, down for 2 new medicines

The EMA recommended that 11 new medicines be approved for use in the EU; one of these, Dapirivine Vaginal Ring, was recommended under EU Medicines for All.   More »

July 24, 2020 | Pharmazeutische Zeitung (Germany)

EMA empfiehlt fünf neue Wirkstoffe zur Zulassung und HIV-Vaginalring

This month's approval recommendations for the EU include some interesting new forms of application of known drugs, including a vaginal ring to protect against HIV. More »