Online Media Kit

Welcome to IPM's Online Media Kit, home to quick links that connect journalists and others to our press statements, key multimedia resources for background information on microbicides and IPM's work, and media highlights. Also learn how to contact experts in the field.

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March 06, 2018 | POZ

Vaginal Ring Appears to Cut Women's HIV Rate in Half in New Study

The open-label follow-up to a previous placebo-controlled study of an HIV-preventing ring is seeing high use among women. More »


December 19, 2017 | BBC World Hacks

The Ring That Could Help Save Women's Lives (AUDIO)

A new form of protection being tested in Malawi could be a real game-changer. World Hacks meets the women pioneering this approach and taking control of their own protection. More »


May 04, 2017 | Economist (UK)

How to protect women against both HIV and pregnancy

A newly-developed vaginal ring releases small doses of drugs over a three-month period 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

April 10, 2018 | Healio/Infectious Disease News

Developments highlight National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented at the IAS Conference on HIV... More »

April 04, 2018 | RESET blog (Germany)

Empowerment for women: A vaginal ring against HIV (translated)

A vaginal ring developed by IPM could offer women the opportunity to protect themselves from Aids infections discretely and without side effects. More »

March 28, 2018 | The Times (Malawi)

Advanced HIV studies strangle virus’ future

A look at current HIV prevention research in Malawi. More »

March 26, 2018 | MDLinx

HOPE study: High compliance and reduced HIV infection associated with dapivirine vaginal ring

Interim findings from HOPE, an open-label dapivirine ring study, saw high adherence and suggested HIV risk was reduced by half. More »

March 23, 2018 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance blog

Ringing the changes: choice and power for young women

Given the world of limited choices within which many women live, we were excited this month to learn about the progress of a potential new female-initiated HIV prevention tool: the dapivirine ring. More »