MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #58 - 15 February 2019

Dear Colleagues,

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.
Visit our archives and resource center to access previous issues and other MPT-related materials Please send to  Kathreen Daria any resources you'd like included in our next issue.  

IMPT Secretariat Staff
Journal Articles  

Vaginal rings with exposed cores for sustained delivery of the HIV CCR5 inhibitor 5P12-RANTES . McBride et al. (2019). Journal of Controlled Release.
"We are not the same": African women's view of multipurpose prevention products in the TRIO clinical study. Shapley-Quinn et al. (2018, September 19). International Journal of Women's Health.

Young women's stated preferences for biomedical HIV prevention results of a discrete choice experiment in Kenya and South Africa . Minnis et al. (2019, January 9). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001945
Media Articles
African women prefer multipurpose HIV prevention products . Mahon, C. (2019, January 16). Avert.
'Female condom' gets a genderless rebrand from FDA . Kempner, M. (2019, January 25). The Body PRO.
Fighting HIV/AIDS . Nassaka, F. (2018, November 12). The Independent.  
In the Blogosphere

From the Pipeline | Evofem Biosciences to advance the MPT market with Amphora® . Culwell, K. (2019, February 14). IMPT Secretariat.
We'd love your input! Contact us if you're interested in guest blogging this 2019, or have content suggestions for our "From the Pipeline" product developer blog series or the blog more generally.
Expanding choices: A look into the Population Council's multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) product pipeline. Featuring Jim Pickett, Tom Zydowsky, and Barbara Friedland, learn how user choice and control inform the Council's MPT product development strategy. This webinar is to be held on Tuesday, 26 February at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET. Register here .
Visit our YouTube channel! Previous IMPT technical webinars and other MPT-related videos are available on demand.
Funding Opportunities
RFA-AI-19-005 HIV Prevention Clinical Trials Network Leadership and Operations Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)  - NIAID is soliciting applications for HIV Prevention Clinical Trials Network Leadership and Operations Center to house research focusing on priority areas like ARV-based HIV prevention products and delivery methods, MPTs with anti-infective and contraceptive properties, as well as integrated biomedical and socio-behavioral prevention strategies. Applications due Thursday, 1 August.
Career Opportunities
AVAC, an organization that accelerates ethical research and implements new biomedical prevention options as a comprehensive response to HIV, is seeking applicants for several openings . View the link for more information.
Unitaid supports the development of innovative medicines, diagnostic tools, and public health techniques across the world, and is seeking candidates for several openings who will strengthen and diversify the organization. View the link for details.
Important Dates

NICHD has released a Request for Information (RFI): NICHD Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020-2024 . We encourage our partners to voice their support for the continued prioritization of MPT R&D. Responses are due today, 15 February.

Women Deliver is excited to launch its
Advocacy Academy : three, brand new advocacy skill-building opportunities exclusively for Women Deliver 2019 Conference registrants. View the link for details. Applications to join the in-person workshop are due Wednesday, 20 February.
The 26th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) will be held in Seattle, WA on 4-7 March.
The 17th European AIDS Conference will be held on 6-9 November 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. Abstract submission will open Friday, 15 March. All accepted conference abstracts will be presented as oral or poster presentations.
Guttmacher Institute is calling for nominations for The Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research to recognize emerging field leaders using scientific evidence to guide policy and program development and implementation. The nomination deadline is Friday, 17 May.
The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) will be held in Mexico City, Mexico on 21-24 July.
The World Congress on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Family Planning  will be held 28-29 August in Dubai, UAE. Visit the link for more.
Contact us  if you and/or your colleagues are attending any upcoming meetings where MPTs will be featured. We're happy to provide materials to help enhance your presentations. We'd also love to include in our Resource Center any materials you have to share from recent MPT relevant events.
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