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Our Work

IPM’s work is guided by our singular global health mission: 

  • to provide women with safe, effective and affordable products they can use to protect themselves against HIV infection 
  • and to make these products available as quickly as possible where the need is most urgent

Transforming Promise Into Reality

IPM is developing microbicides that are based on the same types of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs already being used successfully to treat HIV/AIDS and to prevent mother-to-child transmission, and that have been shown in various studies to prevent HIV when used consistently.

IPM’s work, like that of other nonprofit organizations in the field, is focused on turning that promise into a scientific reality.

Preparing for Success: Access

IPM plans for access to products from the outset of the development process to make microbicides available as quickly as possible at low or no cost.