MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #38 - 16 June 2017




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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Journal Articles

A multipurpose prevention technology vaginal drug delivery device. [Doctoral Thesis]. Sandeep, K. (2016). Queen's University Belfast.
Application of electrospun fibers for female reproductive health . Blakney, A.K., Jiang, Y., Woodrow, K.A. (2017, May 11). Drug Delivery and Translational Research.
Association of vaginal dysbiosis and biofilm with contraceptive vaginal ring biomass in African women. Hardy, L., Jespers, V., De Baetselier, I., Buyze, J., Mwambarangwe, L., ... Crucitti, T. (2017, June 8). PLOS ONE, 12(6), e0178324.  
HIV Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges . Marrazzo, J.M. (2017, January). Topics in Antiviral Medicine, 24(4):123-126.
Vaginal Film for Prevention of HIV: Using Visual and Tactile Evaluations among Potential Users to Inform Product Design. Guthrie, K.M., Rohan, L., Rosen, R.K., Vargas, S.E., Ham, A.S., ...Buckeit Jr.. R.W. (2017, April 3). Pharmaceutical Development and Technology. 


In the Blogosphere 
Empowerment-the payoff of new HIV prevention tools for young women . Tenn, S. (2017, May 10). Global Health Technologies Coalition.
Multi-purpose Vaginal Ring Phase I Trial Initiated. Kochuk, J. (2017, May 18). Contraceptive Technology Innovation Exchange. FHI360.

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