MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #4 - 15 August 2014


To our CAMI Colleagues,



Greetings! The Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) field is steadily evolving and expanding. Listed below are links to recent publications, media articles and press releases relevant to the MPT field, though are not necessarily endorsed by or represent the views of the Initiative for MPTs. Please note that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of listed sources may not be publicly available.    


If you have a resource to include in our next issue, please send to Marisa Cheung. Previous issues are available on the CAMI website.    






CAMI Staff 

Journal Articles

Emerging antibody-based products. Whaley, K. J., Morton, J., Hume, S., Hiatt, E., Bratcher, B., Klimyuk, V., ... & Zeitlin, L. (2014). Plant Viral Vectors (pp. 107-126).


Ethical issues for late-stage trials of multipurpose prevention technologies for HIV and pregnancy. Cohen, J. A., Mastroianni, A. C., & Macklin, R. (2014). International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.


Postexposure Protection of Macaques from Vaginal SHIV Infection by Topical Integrase Inhibitors. Dobard, C., Sharma, S., Parikh, U. M., West, R., Taylor, A., Martin, A., ... & Heneine, W. (2014). Science translational medicine, 6(227), 227ra35-227ra35.


Regulatory Considerations for Antiretroviral Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Acquisition. Miller, V., & Grant, R. M. (2014). Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 96(2), 153-155.

MPTs in the Media

Bill Gates' pleasurable female condom is almost here. Kutner, J. (2014, July 16). Salon.


Could a dissolvable, drug-loaded tampon protect against HIV? (2014, July 31). Medical News Today.



First condom designed to kill HIV 'could be available to buy within months. Parry, L. (2014, July 21). Mail Online.


Is the end in sight? Campaigners are now talking openly of beating the AIDS epidemic. (2014, July 26). The Economist.


Merck aims to boost HPV vaccination rates amid lagging numbers. Mullin, E. (2014, July 30). FierceVaccines.


Multipurpose prevention technologies for HIV and STIs in spotlight at AIDS 2014. Shukla, S. (2014, July 25). Citizen News Service.


New analysis suggests increased risk of HIV infection for women using contraceptive injections. Pebody, R. (2014, July 24). NAM Aidsmap.


The New Masters of Sex. Devash, M. (2014, September) Women's Health, 152-157. [Print version only. See p. 155 for excerpts from interview with CAMI Executive Director, Bethany Young Holt.]


Prevent spread of HIV by protecting women's rights: Editorial. (2014, July 22).


Starpharma condom gel to fight STIs. (2014, July 21). Perth Now News.


This Week in Sex: At-Home STI Tests, New Virus-Killing Condom, and More. Kempner, M. (2014, July 29). RH Reality Check.


Whether it's polio, HPV or HIV 'crazy myths' about vaccines run wild on social media. (2014, July 30). Deutsche Welle.

Reports & Press Releases


2014 Pipeline Report: HIV, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and Tuberculosis (TB) Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-based and Gene Therapies in Development. HIV i-BASE and Treatment Action Group. (July 2014).  


Declining Investment Could Slow Research and Rollout of New HIV Prevention Options. AVAC Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention. (2014, July 17).


HIV Prevention Research & Development Investment in 2013. HIV Vaccines & Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group. (July 2014).


ImQuest Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval to Initiate Clinical Trials of a Vaginal Gel for the Prevention of HIV Transmission to Women. (2014, July 16). Minority News.


International Health Issues: Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on Extension of Medicines Patent Pool's License with Gilead Sciences to Include Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF). (2014, July 24). PEPFAR.


The Gap Report. UNAIDS. (July 2014). Geneva, Switzerland: UNAIDS.


UNAIDS report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV today do not know that they have the virus. UNAIDS. (2014, July 16).

Other MPT Resources


HIV and contraception - complex issues for safe choice: the latest recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). Gaffield, ME, Philips, SJ, Baggaley, RC, Steyn, P, and Temmerman, M., (2014, July 20-25). Abstract presented at the AIDS 2014, 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia.


HIV funding worries in Kenya. IRIN(2014, July 30).


Manual for Conducting a Gender Analysis for Microbicide Introduction. Lanham, M., Doggett, E. G., Wilcher, R., & Dayton, R. (2014).


NIH'S Dr. Gina Brown reflects on HIV among women and girls - Highlights from AIDS 2014. Gomez, M. (2014, July 24).



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