MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #32 - 15 December 2016
 

 

Seasons Greetings!

 

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.

 

If you have a resource to include in our next issue, please send to Vanetta Thomas at vthomas@cami-health.org. Previous issues are available on the IMPT website.     

 

Best,

 

IMPT Secretariat Staff


Announcements

We are excited to share with you all that this Tuesday, 13 December, IMPT Executive Director Bethany Young Holt was interviewed on Insight with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio, the Sacramento-area NPR station to discuss MPTs and the IMPT's role in pushing the field forward. You can listen to a recording via the Capital Public Radio Website.

Furthermore, Dr. Holt had an op-ed published on World AIDS Day titled,  Ending HIV requires new prevention methods for women - emphasizing that now, more than ever, women and girls need a variety of options that simultaneously protect their reproductive and sexual health.

Journal Articles

Evaluation of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) and poly(dl-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) electrospun fibers for the treatment of HSV-2 infection. Aniagyei, A.E., Sims, L.B., Malik, D.A., Tyo, K.M., Curry, K.C., Kim, W., ... Steinback-Rankins, J.M. (2016, November 10). Materials Science and Engineering.
 
Preventing HIV among Women - A Step Forward, but Much Farther to Go . Adimora, A.A., (2016, December 1). The New England Journal of Medicine, 375, 2195-2196.

Funding Opportunities 

RFA-AI-16-085 Development of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: A Strategy for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (R61/R33) - The NIH and NIAID will be accepting applications to support translational research focused on developing MPTs for prevention of STIs, HIV, and/or unintended pregnancy. Application due March 15, 2017  

RFA-HD-17-013 Contraception Research Centers Program (U54) - The purpose of this announcement is to support and facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to the development of new and/or improved contraceptive methods for both men and women. This FOA expands the scope of the former program by calling for centers to inform contraceptive development and improve contraceptive use by integrating the biomedical research and development with behavioral and social science research. Application due January 18, 2017.   

RFA-MH-17-550 Understanding and Addressing the Multi-level Influences on Uptake and Adherence to HIV Prevention Strategies Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (R01) -  This initiative aims to: (1) enhance our understanding of the multi-level factors that influence HIV prevention strategy use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa and (2) develop and test novel interventions to address these factors and enhance the uptake and adherence to HIV prevention strategies among AGYW in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of this initiative is to look at the multiple levels of influence on AGYW's behavior from the individual level, to her partners, family members and peers as well as cultural, social norms and structural factors that may influence uptake and adherence to prevention strategies. Application due December 20, 2016

RFA-MH-17-555 Understanding and Addressing the Multi-level Influences on Uptake and Adherence to HIV Prevention Strategies Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (R21) -  This initiative aims to: (1) enhance our understanding of the multi-level factors that influence HIV prevention strategy use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa and (2) develop and test novel interventions to address these factors and enhance the uptake and adherence to HIV prevention strategies among AGYW in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of this initiative is to look at the multiple levels of influence on AGYW's behavior from the individual level, to her partners, family members and peers as well as cultural, social norms and structural factors that may influence uptake and adherence to prevention strategies. Application due  December 20, 2016.

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