MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #29 - 15 September 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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IMPT Secretariat Staff


If you will be attending HIVR4P this October, join us for a satellite session on MPTs, entitled "The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)." The satellite will be co-chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi (KEMRI) and Professor Helen Rees (Wits RHI) and will aim to further the development of a consensus strategy unifying funders, developers, and market entities in the product neutral assessment of relevant MPT market drivers and technical options, and eliminate impediments to appropriate MPT development. More details are available on the conference website

Journal Articles

Media Articles

HIV Prevention Runs into Trouble in South Africa. Maxmen, A. (2016, August 30). Scientific American. 

The Tenuous Tale of Contraceptive Hormones and HIV Risk. Tetro, J. (2016, August 30). Popular Science. 

Uncovering the female body's secret protection against HIV. Boerner, H. (2016, August 19). PBS Newshour. 

Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable. Pebody, R. (2016, September 2). aidsmap.


Contraception for HIV-infected Adolescents. Kourtis, A., & Mirza, A. (2016, August). American Academy of Pediatrics.
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