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

March 08, 2018 | Medscape

HIV Incidence Drops Below 2% in Vaginal Ring Follow-ups

Women who used a dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention were infected at a rate of less than 2%, according to interim data from the concurrent HOPE and DREAM extension trials. More »

March 08, 2018 | Contagion LIVE

Dapivirine Ring Shown to Reduce HIV-Risk in Women by 54%

The preliminary results have revealed that the reduction in the risk of HIV infection is even better in the HOPE trial than the other 2 trials, and women’s use of this new form of HIV protection is... More »

March 08, 2018 | Aidsmap

The vaginal ring: more HOPE to the DREAM? Higher adherence and better effectiveness seen in open-label ring studies

Two open-label, parallel studies of vaginal rings used to prevent HIV in women released interim results at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) in Boston... More »

March 07, 2018 | Science Speaks

CROI 2018: Women controlled HIV-protection gains ground with interim results from open-label trials of antiretroviral vaginal ring

Offering the same participants a product that was known not to be a placebo and that now had been demonstrated to offer some potential protection made a pivotal difference, Dr. Jared Baeten of the... More »

March 07, 2018 | MedPage Today

Good Adherence Seen with Anti-HIV Vaginal Ring

Women who participated in an open-label extension trial of the dapivirine-eluting vaginal ring for prevention of HIV infection used the device often enough to have reduced the risk of contracting the... More »