MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #42 - 16 October 2017

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.
If you have a resource to include in our next issue, please send to Kathreen Daria at . Previous issues are available on the IMPT website .


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Journal Articles

A Randomized Crossover Study Evaluating the Use and Acceptability of the SILCS Diaphragm Compared to Vaginal Applicators for Vaginal Gel Delivery . Beksinska, M., Greener, R., Smit, J., Maphumulo, B., Mphili, N., Kilbourne-Brook, M., & Coffey, P.S. (2017, October 9). AIDS and Behavior.

Multipurpose prevention technology product preferences among young women in the United States. Schreier, J., Sheth, A.N., Lathrop, E., Sales, J.M., & Haddad, L.B. (2017 October). Contraception.
Multipurpose tenofovir disoproxil fumarate electrospun fibers for the prevention of HIV-1 and HSV-2 infections in vitro. Tyo, K.M., Vuong, H.R., Malik, D.A., Sims, L.B., Alatassi, H., Duan, J., ... Steinbach-Rankins, J.M. (2017 October 5). International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 531(1), 118-133.
Novel multipurpose pod-intravaginal ring for the prevention of HIV, HSV, and unintended pregnancy: Pharmacokinetic evaluation in a macaque model. Smith, J.M., Moss, J.A., Srinivasan, P., Butkyavichene, I., Gunawardana, M., Fanter, R., ... Baum, M.M. (2017, October 5). PLOS.

Media Articles
A Condom-Maker's Discovery: Size Matters . Belluck, P. (2017, October 12). The New York Times.

Vaginal Ring Could Become First HIV Prevention Product For Women . Simbra, M. (2017, September 14). CBS Pittsburgh.
Press Releases  
Webinar Opportunities 
  • Tuesday, 17 October at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 BST / 18:00 EAT / 19:00 UAE
  • Debunk common female condom myths and excuses, as well as to discuss the importance of investing in the female condom. Register via the link above.
  • Featuring Lucía Pérez Chabaneau (UNFPA Uruguay), Manusika Rai (I+solutions), Tian Johnson (African Alliance for HIV Prevention South Africa) & Denise van Dijk (Female Health Company). 
  • Monday, 6 November at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 BST / 18:00 EAT / 19:00 UAE
  • Featuring Ruth Merkatz (Population Council) and Zeda Rosenberg (International Partnership for Microbicides), and will be moderated by Bethany Young Holt (IMPT). Register via the link above.
Funding Opportunities 
RFA-AI-17-028  Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R61/R33 - Clinical Trials Optional) - NIAID and NIMH will be accepting applications to support the development of new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) with the dual purpose of contraception and HIV prevention. View the link above for more detailed information. Letters of Intent due February 19, 2018.

Stay tuned as the IMPT will highlight technical priorities and gaps in the MPT field that may align with the scope of this RFA.
Career Opportunities 
RHSC is seeking a Supply Chain Data & Technology Specialist, Global Family Planning & Analytics Network (GVAN) in Washington, D.C. to lead the information technology, system configuration, and master data management for the GVAN. Learn more and apply here.
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is hiring for several positions, including a Senior Communications Specialist for the Evidence Project. See here for more details. 
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