MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #40 - 15 August 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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IMPT Secretariat Staff


We are excited to announce that at a recent Council meeting of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development (NACHHD) Council the following concept was presented for review: 201705 Advancing the Science of Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of HIV and Unintended Pregnancy. This exciting news is evidence of growing interest for MPTs and the need for continued support of funding, research, and collaboration as we strive to positively impact women's sexual and reproductive health!

Journal Articles

Acceptability of multipurpose human papillomavirus vaccines among providers and mothers of adolescent girls: A mixed-methods study in five countries . Vielot, NA., Goldberg, SK., Zimet, G., Smith, SB., McDonald, MA., ... Smith, JS. (2017, June). Papillomavirus Research, (3), 126-133.

Application of electrospun fibers for female reproductive health . Blakeny, AK., Jiang, Y., Woodrow, KA. (2017, May 11). Drug Delivery and Translational Research.

Attitudes and perceptions towards novel objective measures of ARV-based vaginal ring use: Results from a global stakeholder survey . Stalter, RM., Tharaldson, J., Owen, DH., Okumu, E., Moench, T., ... MacQueen, KM. (2017, July 14). PLOS One.

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: A Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Priority . Guilamo-Ramos, V., Reading, M., Bowman, AS., Perlman, DC., Barrett, S. (2017, July 28). Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Multipurpose Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Electrospun Fibers for the Prevention of HIV-1 and HSV-2 Infections In Vitro . Tyo, KM., Vuong, HR., Malik, DA., Sims, LB., Alatassi, H., ... Steinbach-Rankins, JM. (2017, August 7). International Journal of Pharmaceutics.

User input in iterative design for prevention product development: leveraging interdisciplinary methods to optimize effectiveness . Guthrie, KM., Rosen, RK., Vargas, SE., Guillen, M., Steger, AL., ...Kojic, EM. (2017, June 26). Drug Delivery and Translational Research.

Press Releases 

In the Blogosphere 

Career Opportunities 
AVAC is now accepting applications for its 2018 Advocacy Fellows program. The goal to support and expand the capacity of advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation worldwide. Applications are due Friday, September 8, 2017. 
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