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Support Microbicides and Give Women Power Over HIV

A breakthrough in HIV prevention technology for women is closer than ever. 

In 2016, our monthly vaginal ring containing a potent ARV was found to safely help reduce women’s HIV risk. As the ring’s developer, IPM is now pursuing regulatory approval for its public use so women most at risk can access this potentially life-saving tool. If approved, the long-acting ring could be the first in a line of innovative products called microbicides. Products like microbicides could revolutionize our approach to HIV prevention, especially for women at greatest risk for HIV infection, who need practical and discreet products they can use to protect their own health.

But we’re not there yet. More work is needed before effective microbicides can be put into women’s hands.

IPM is pioneering research to provide women with practical solutions that respond to women’s needs, so they can stay HIV-free and protect their sexual and reproductive health.

HIV Is Something Women Should Live Without

Your generosity will make it possible for us to create effective products and ensure they reach the women who urgently need them. 

As a nonprofit product developer, IPM’s work is supported by a range of donor governments, foundations and private sector partners – and individuals like you.

Developing new biomedical technologies takes years of rigorous research — and sustained resources. We need your support to make the promise of microbicides a reality.

The potential to save millions of lives is within our reach. We invite you to join this historic effort by donating to IPM

Why are Microbicides an Important Part of the Solution?

Although effective prevention strategies exist, they are not doing enough to slow the spread of HIV, especially among women.

Women continue to become infected at alarming rates — yet they lack prevention tools they can use themselves.

A discreet microbicide like a long-acting vaginal ring could transform the HIV epidemic by offering women who may not be able to discuss prevention options with their partners the ability to protect their own health. 

Traditionally, it can take decades for scientific innovations to reach developing countries. But IPM is committed to making safe, effective and affordable microbicides widely available to women at high risk as quickly as possible.

What Will My Donation Do? 

Imagine if all women could choose from a range of products they needed and wanted to use to stay healthy and HIV-free. Your donation will help IPM speed the development of next-generation microbicides, and deliver them to the women who need them most.

A microbicide could mean the difference between life and death for millions of women around the world — and a better future for their children and families.

Your support can help turn hope into reality for women around the world. Please consider donating now.

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