The Power of Partnership:
Engaging communities and researchers
Engaging and listening to our partners, especially women who may benefit from additional HIV prevention options, is at the heart of IPM’s work. In 2019, IPM continued to expand the reach of Inside My Purse, a blog for and by young women in Africa to discuss topics of sexual and reproductive health, and launched a companion Facebook page. Young women also engaged with the initiative in person at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver in May.
IPM and its partners continued to advance scientific understanding of HIV prevention, presenting at the 9th SA AIDS Conference in Durban, the 10th International AIDS Society conference in Mexico City, and the 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Kigali.
Additional outreach in 2019 included:
As the dapivirine ring moves toward potential introduction, we look forward to continuing collaborations and building new ones.