MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #64 - 15 August 2019


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.
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IMPT Secretariat Staff
Journal Articles
Engaging study participants in interpreting results: lessons from the TRIO study in Kenya and South Africa . Agot et al. (2019). International Journal of Women's Health. doi:10.2147/IJWH.S193905
Population and the environment - time for another contraception revolution . Anderson, D. (2019, August 1). New England Journal of Medicine.  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1906733
Topical inserts: A versatile delivery form for HIV prevention . Peet et al. (2019, August 1). Pharmaceutics.
Media Articles
BU researcher asks, 'is it time for another contraception revolution?' Boston University School of Medicine. (2019, July 31). EurekAlert!
Why we need a contraception revolution . Colarossi, J. (2019, August 1). The Brink.
In the Blogosphere

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Career Opportunities
AVAC's Advocacy Fellows Program supports emerging and mid-career advocates as they design and implement advocacy projects focused on HIV prevention research and implementation activities in their countries and communities. These projects address locally identified gaps and priorities. Fellows receive training, full-time financial support, and technical assistance to plan and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations working in HIV or related advocacy. Applications are accepted until 20 September.

The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) is inviting applications from candidates for Head, Quality Assurance at the CAPRISA eThekwini Research Clinic. The successful incumbent will ensure that high quality clinical data is generated in accordance to GCP and to ensure that the trial is managed, documented, and monitored according to CAPRISA SOPs. Apply at the link.
International AIDS Society (IAS), the world's largest association of HIV professionals, has openings at IAS headquarters and vacancies in managing the AIDS 2020 coordination. Visit the link to learn more.
Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a Research Associate to join the Section of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The person in this role will focus on identifying the impact of policy and programs on reproductive health disparities, with a particular focus on the Medicaid population. Apply now!
AVAC is hiring for several open positions including a Regional Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Senior Program Manager, and a Program Coordinator to further accelerate research and implementation of biomedical prevention options. Apply today!
CONRAD, under the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), aims to improve reproductive health globally by enabling prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and maternal/neonatal disease through the development of innovative, user-centered technologies suitable for use by people living in resource-constrained regions of the world. CONRAD is still accepting applications for several openings including a Director of Clinical Research Operations and Medical Officer . Please click on the links to learn more about each position and check the other job categories for additional opportunities.
Guttmacher Institute , a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, is accepting applications for several open positions to be based in New York and Washington, D.C. Check the link for more information.
The IMPT is organizing the next network update on Thursday, 26 September at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 17:00 SAST / 17:00 CAT / 18:00 EAT / 19:00 UAE / 20:30 IST / 23:00 CST

This will be a 90-minute webinar with web and audio components. Please contact us if you would like to present an update on any MPT-relevant activities within working groups, organizations, or regions around any recent research, conferences, or other MPT-related activities you or others have been involved. Register today !
Important Dates
The AIDS 2020 conference will be held on 6-10 July in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Registration opens 1 October.
The 2019 Inter-CFAR Women and HIV Symposium will be held on 21-22 October in Chicago, IL. 
The SYNChronicity 2020 Conference will be held 10-12 May in Washington, DC. Registration opens soon.

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