MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #26 - 15 July 2016


Dear Colleagues,


The Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) field is steadily evolving and expanding. Provided below are links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs to keep you up-to-date. Please note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT), and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available.


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If you are attending AIDS 2016, don't forget to stop by the IMPT's booth (#341) in the Exhibition Hall! Here, you can participate in our With An MPT I Can campaign, grab MPT publications, swag and a sweet treat, and learn more about the global movement for MPTs. 

Throughout the week, in collaboration with the  Athena Network, we will be hosting informal discussions entitled "#WhatWomenWant - An Interactive Dialogue Series On Young Women & MPTs." These discussions will focus on the ways in which we can ensure that MPTs are not only clinically efficacious and safe, but also desirable, accessible, and acceptable to the young women and adolescent girls who need them most. Follow the IMPT on  Facebook &  Twitter for more details about these discussions, and for other live updates from the conference. 
Journal Articles

Characteristics of women screened for a contraceptive intravaginal ring study in Kisumu, Kenya, 2014 . McLellan-Lemal, E., Gust, D.A., Gvetadze, R., Furtado, M., Otieno, F.O., Desai, M., ...Makanga, E.M. (2016, July). Research Journal of Women's Health, 3(1).  

Natural polyphenols: potential in the prevention of sexually transmitted viral infections . Date, A.A. & Destache, C.J. (2016, February). Drug Discovery Today, 21(2), 333-341.  

Placing contraception at the centre of the HIV prevention agenda. Crankshaw, T.L., Smit, J.A., Beksinska, M.E. (2016, July). African Journal of AIDS Research, 15(2), 157-162. 

Preferences for ARV-based HIV prevention methods among men and women, adolescent girls and female sex workers in Gauteng Province, South Africa: a protocol for a discrete choice experiment. Quaife, M., Eakle, R., Cabrera, M., Vickerman, P., Tsepe, M., Cianci, F., Delany-Moretlwe, S., Terris-Prestholt, F. (2016, June). BMJ Open, 6(6). 

Media Articles

Press Releases

CONRAD launches Quatro in South Africa and Zimbabwe. CONRAD. (2016, July 5). EurekAlert!  

Career Opportunities

AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program. Applications are due Monday, 15 August 2016. 
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