MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #46 - 20 February 2018


The field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) is steadily evolving and expanding. Below are links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs in order to keep you informed. Note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the IMPT, and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available.
If you have a resource to include in our next issue, please send to Kathreen Daria . Also, previous issues are available in our archives and other MPT-related materials are accessible in our resource center


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Journal Articles
An intravaginal ring that releases three antiviral agents and a contraceptive blocks SHIV-RT infection, reduces HSV-2 shedding, and suppresses hormonal cycling in rhesus macaques . Derby, N. et al. (2017). Drug delivery and translational research. doi: 10.1007/s13346-017-0389-0.
A randomized crossover study evaluating the use and acceptability of the SILCS diaphragm compared to vaginal applicators for vaginal gel delivery Beksinska , M., Greener, R., Smit, J., Maphumulo, B., Mphili, N., Kilbourne-Brook, M., & Coffey, P.S. (2018). AIDS and Behavior.

Contraceptive method use and chlamydia positivity among California Family Planning Clients: The case for new multipurpose prevention technologies . Hunter, L.A., Nelson, L., Chow, J.M., Young Holt, B., & Bauer, H.M. (2018, January 29). Journal of Women's Health.

Effect of HSV-2 infection on subsequent HIV acquisition: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis . Looker, K.J., Elmes, J.A.R., Gottlieb, S., Schiffer, J.T., Vickerman, P., Turner, K.M.E., & Boily, M. (2017, August 23). The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Moving the message beyond the methods: Toward integration of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection/HIV prevention. Steiner, R.J., Liddon, N., Swartzendruber, A.L., Pazol, K., & Sales, J.M. (2018). American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Media Articles

Microbicides: The basics. AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention. (2018, January 23). The Body.
In the Blogosphere
MPT target product profiles. (2018, January 22). IMPT Secretariat.

Striving for a worry-free Valentine's Day...and every other day. (2018, February 14). IMPT Secretariat.
Technical Resources
Traditional socio-behavioral research and human-centered design . Tolley, E.B. (2017, December 31). Initiative for MPTs.

Stay tuned for a companion blog post written by Elizabeth Russell for the USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS Research Blog.
Press Releases
Funding Opportunities 

RFA-AI-17-028   Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R61/R33 - Clinical Trials Optional) - NIAID and NIMH will be accepting applications to support the development of new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) with the dual purpose of contraception and HIV prevention. View the link above for more detailed information. Applications due 19 March 2018.
Career Opportunities 
International AIDS Society (IAS) is seeking an Executive Director to be based in Geneva, Switzerland and to report to the IAS President. The projected start date is July 2018. View here for details on the position including purpose, main responsibilities, and qualifications.

CROI 2018 will be held 4-7 March 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit the link above for more information.

The MTN 2018 Annual Meeting will be held 18-21 March 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Maryland. View the link above for details.

The 18th RHSC General Membership Meeting: "Pour Elle" (For Her) , has been rescheduled for 20-22 March 2018 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels, Belgium to showcase the accomplishments in reproductive health among partners worldwide. View the link above for details.

The 15th ESC Congress will be held 9-12 May 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.  Visit the link above for more information.

Please get in touch if you or any of your colleagues are attending any of these meetings and conferences. We would be happy to provide you with materials to help enhance your presentations around MPTs and the MPT field.
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