MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #67 - 18 November 2019

Greetings Colleague,

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.
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IMPT Secretariat Staff
Journal Articles
Efficacy is not everything: Eliciting women's preferences for a vaginal HIV prevention product using a discrete-choice experiment . Browne et al. (2019, November 6). AIDS and Behavior.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis 2.0: New drugs and technologies in the pipeline . Coelho et al. (2019, September 23). The Lancet HIV.

Media Articles

What is on the horizon for HIV prevention? Inserro, A. (2019, November 6). Contagion Live.

In the Blogoshpere

Future PrEP drugs, delivery methods, technologies target adherence issue . Inserro, A. (2019, October 31). In Focus Blog.

What are we waiting for? Challenges of developing male birth control and MPTs . Male Contraceptive Initiative. (2019, October 31). IMPT.


2018 annual report: On her own terms. (2019). International Partnership for Microbicides.

Career Opportunities

The European Region of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is looking for a Senior Advocacy Officer. This individual will develop and implement effective policy and advocacy strategies with regional institutions, government or other relevant actors to respond to priorities identified by the European LGBTI movement; monitor developments and assess opportunities for advocacy of human rights of LGBT people at European level, as well as set out strategies on how to seize these opportunities; develop and implement capacity building and peer learning for policy-makers, civil society and practitioners at European and national levels on implementation of political commitments into concrete measures; and develop strategic partnerships and coalitions with other NGOs and relevant actors. Apply by Monday, 25 November at 12:00 p.m. CET.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Center for Global Health (CGH) are accepting applications for a full time Epidemiologist to be based in Georgia, New York, or Washington, DC. This individual will evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues. Closing date is 31 December 2019. Visit the link for more.

USAID-IMA World Health Counter-Gender Based Violence Program is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) with significant experience in gender-related programming to provide leadership to the programmatic implementation of the Tushinde Project--a comprehensive program to help communities respond to and prevent gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. See link for more.
The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in practice-based settings in community, non-profit, governmental, and/or health service organizations around Wisconsin. Through a curriculum focused on health equity and collaborative leadership, Fellows leave the program with a health equity lens applied to their practice as well as tangible skills in public health programming and management. Apply today!
AVAC is hiring a Program Manager, Product Introduction & Access and Program Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to further accelerate research and implementation of biomedical prevention options. Apply today!
Guttmacher Institute , a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, is accepting applications for several open positions in communications, human resources, and administration to be based in New York and Washington, D.C. Check the link for more information.

Important Dates

SYNChronicity 2020  will be held 11-12 May in Washington, DC. Early registration is open until 20 December 2019.

The 16th Congress of the European Society of Contraception (ESC) and Reproductive Health will be held 13-15 May 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The scientific programme is available, and registration is now open.
AIDS 2020  will be held on 6-10 July in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Early r egistration is open!

The 6th International Conference on Family Planning will be held on 1-4 February 2021 in Thailand.
The next MTN Annual Meeting will be held on 9-12 February 2020 in Arlington, VA.

CROI 2020 will be held 8-11 March in Boston, MA.

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