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Support Microbicides and Give Women Power Over HIV

Although effective prevention strategies exist, they are not doing enough to slow the spread of HIV, especially among women. But a breakthrough in HIV prevention technology for women is closer than ever. 

In 2016, our monthly vaginal ring containing a potent antiretroviral drug called dapivirine was found to help reduce women’s HIV risk with no safety concerns. As the ring’s developer, IPM is now pursuing regulatory approval for the product’s use so women most at risk can access this potentially lifesaving tool. If approved, the long-acting ring could be the first in a line of innovative products called microbicides. Woman-centered products like vaginal microbicides are urgently needed to address a critical gap for discreet products women can use on their own terms to protect their 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.

What Will My Donation Do? 

Imagine if all women could choose from a range of products that meet their individual needs to help them stay healthy and protect themselves against HIV.

Microbicides could mean the difference between life and death for women around the world and a better future for their children and families. But developing new biomedical technologies takes years of rigorous research—and sustained resources. Your support can help make the promise of microbicides a reality.

As a nonprofit product developer, IPM’s work is supported by donor governments, foundations and private sector partners—and individuals like you. Your donation will help IPM speed the development of promising microbicides, and deliver them to the women who need them most.

How Do I Donate?

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