MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #25 - 15 June 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


AIDS 2016 is fast approaching and we are excited to spread the word about MPTs at this important conference. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to raise awareness around MPTs, engage with new stakeholders, and showcase the work of the global IMPT network. We are particularly interested in compiling a list of MPT-relevant presentations and sessions at AIDS 2016, for circulation among conference delegates.
As many of you know, the IMPT Secretariat will also be hosting a booth in the exhibition hall at the conference. We want to ensure that the IMPT's booth reflects the diverse membership of our global network, and with this in mind, please let us know if you, your colleagues, and/or your organization would be interested in the following:  
  • If you will be in attendance and would like to help us staff the booth for a one hour shift or more, please sign up using this form.
  • If you would like us to display your MPT-relevant materials at the booth, please respond to this email. We ask that you provide at least 50 copies.
  • If your organization would like to contribute toward the cost of the booth, please respond to this email, and I will send a link to the IMPT Secretariat's PayPal account. We would be incredibly grateful for a contribution of any size, and will be acknowledging organizations that contribute on our event signage and other materials.
Journal Articles

Competing Priorities: Partner-Specific Relationship Characteristics and Motives for Condom Use Among At-Risk Young Adults. Harvey, S.M., Washburn, I., Oakley, L., Warren, J., & Sanchez, D. (2016, May). The Journal of Sex Research.
Development of a multi-layered vaginal tablet containing dapivirine, levonorgestrel and acyclovir for use as a multipurpose prevention technology. McConville, C., Major, I., Devlin, B., & Brimer, A. (2016, July). European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 104, 171-179.  
Stated product formulation preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among women in the VOICE-D (MTN-003D) study . Luecke, E.H., Cheng, H., Woeber, K., Nakyanzi, T., Mudekunye-Mahaka, I.C., van der Straten, A. (2016, May). Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(1), 20875.  

Media Articles

A cheap and reusable form of birth control for women just got a major redesign . Schwartz, A. (2016, February 1). Tech Insider.    

Australia's Olympic Athletes to Get Condoms Resistant to Zika Virus . Samuels, J. (2016, May 17). CDA News.    

Building innovative and evidence-based family planning programs for the next generations . Ngo, T., & Pinchoff, J. (2016, January 22). Innovations for Poverty Action.    

The Rise and Fall of the Diaphragm . O'Connell, A.J. (2016, March 24). Alternet.   

WomenCare Global Announces Launch of Whisper Woman's Condom in Malawi . McNally, A. (2016, January 6). WomenCare Global.    

WomenCare Global Launches Improved Woman's Condom in Zambia . McNally, A. (2016, March 22). WomenCare Global. 


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