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

July 31, 2020 | SINC (Spain)

Cómo aumentar las opciones de prevención del VIH en las mujeres con un nuevo anillo vaginal

IPM's Bríd Devlin on the next steps for the dapivirine ring following the EMA's positive opinion. More »

July 31, 2020 | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) (Germany)

Ein Ring, sie alle zu schützen

The importance of such protection is particularly evident when looking at the corona pandemic. More »

July 31, 2020 | Avert (UK)

‘Significant step’ for HIV prevention as vaginal ring gets green light from the European Medicines Agency

IPM will now seek regulatory approval for the ring from the World Health Organization and in countries where the need is greatest. There will be a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. More »

July 30, 2020 | The Zimbabwe Daily

Vagina rings to curb HIV, the new normal

With more than 40 million people living with HIV worldwide, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) has come up with an ingenious way of curbing the spread of HIV. More »

July 30, 2020 | Pharmaceutical Technology

CHMP Adopts Positive Opinion for Dapivirine Vaginal Ring

The vaginal ring is intended for use in women in non-EU countries where HIV disease burden is high, and where oral PrEP is not used, cannot be used, or is not available.  More »