The Dapivirine Vaginal Ring: Gone far, far to go

October 14, 2021

The Dapivirine Vaginal Ring promises to be an essential new option for women’s HIV prevention. But crucial work lies ahead. In a new blog post, journalist and HIV prevention advocate Anna Miti provides context and perspective on introducing the ring in Zimbabwe, the first country where the approval of the ring has been reported in the press. Read The Dapivirine Vaginal Ring: Gone far and far to go to learn what’s at stake in Zimbabwe and anywhere women need better choices for HIV prevention. Miti’s blog explores the concrete steps that must happen next from Ministries of Health, advocates, providers, policy makers and community organizations to make the ring a reality in women’s lives.

Check out Access to the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring: A timeline on progress, which marks key points in the journey to make the ring available.

Learn more about the ring, the research and evidence behind it, and the advocacy needed for rollout on our dedicated ring page on

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