Expert Meeting: Increasing HIV Prevention choices for women; The Dapivirine Ring

Expert Meeting: Increasing HIV Prevention choices for women; The Dapivirine Ring

In collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) and Aidsfonds invite you to: The Dapivirine Ring: A new woman-controlled HIV-prevention product. 

Please note this is a new date and this replaces the webinar of December 2020. 

The date of the webinar is:  
25 January 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 CET

PDF of invitation to the webinar



The Dapivirine Vaginal Ring virtual briefing

The Dapivirine Vaginal Ring could soon help fill an important gap with the first long-acting HIV-prevention product that a woman controls herself and could use discreetly to reduce HIV risk during vaginal sex.

IPM, the nonprofit that developed the ring, designed the product specifically for women. A woman would insert and replace the flexible silicone ring each month. It is discreet and does not interfere with sexual intercourse. The dapivirine ring was shown to reduce women’s HIV risk in clinical trials, with no safety concerns.

This year, the ring reached a milestone when it received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency—a major step that opens the door to country approvals in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s need for new HIV prevention options is urgent. The monthly ring could be an important option for women who are either unable to use higher efficacy methods such as daily oral PrEP, or who choose not to do so.

And just announced, IPM’s Dapivirine Ring for women’s HIV Prevention received WHO prequalification which brings the ring another step closer to introduction, pending country approvals. It also confirms that the ring meets global standards for quality, safety and efficacy.

In this virtual briefing, we invite Netherlands-based NGOs, academics, researchers, and others, to discuss the potential of this innovative product. With the strategic partnerships focused on SRHR starting in 2021, we are excited to further explore

More information about the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring can be found on this page:

courtesy of IPM
courtesy of IPM

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Co hosts/speakers

Sarah Spronk, Senior Health Policy Officer at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Lillian Mworeko, Executive Director of ICW-EA Uganda
Zeda Rosenberg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)
Martine Weve, Program Leader at Aidsfonds
Leonard Solai, Senior Director, External Affairs and leads communications, advocacy and community engagement activities in Africa of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)

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