MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #7 - 18 November 2014


To our IMPT/CAMI Health 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 represent the views of the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, 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 Beverley Newman at [email protected]. Previous issues are available on the CAMI Health website.  




CAMI Health Staff 

BJOG Special Supplement on MPTs


"Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Maximising Positive Synergies." Lusti-Narasimhan, M. & Holt, B. (2014). BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 121 (Suppl 5).


This special supplement of the BJOG features 16 MPT-specific articles, bringing together international science, funder, provider, advocacy, and policy experts in the MPT field. The supplement was edited by Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization, in collaboration with Dr. Bethany Young Holt, Executive Director of CAMI Health. 

Press Release

Journal Articles


Clinicians' perceptions and provision of hormonal contraceptives for HIV-positive and at-risk women in Southern Africa: an original research article. Blanchard, K., Chipato, T., Ramjee, G., Nhemachena, T., Harper, C.C., & the Provider Study Writing Committee. (2014). Contraception, 90(4).


Contraception and prevention of HIV transmission: a potential conflict of public health principles. Haddad, L.B., Philpott-Jones, S. Schonfeld, T. (2014). Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care.


DMPA and HIV: do we need a trial? Westhoff, C.L. & Winikoff, B. (2014). Contraception, 90(4).


DMPA and HIV: why we need a trial. Rees, H. for the ECHO Consortium (2014). Contraception, 90(4). 

Hormonal contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition in woman: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence. Polis, C.B., Phillips, S.J., Curtis, K.M., Westreich, D.J., Petrus, S.S., Raymond, E., Hannaford, P. & Turner, A.N. (2014). Contraception, 90(4).


The role of public-private partnerships in addressing the biomedical innovation challenge. Said, M. & Zerhouni, E. (2014). Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 13(11).

Time to focus on improving the contraceptive method mix in high HIV prevalence settings and let go of unanswerable questions. Jones, H.E. (2014). Contraception, 90(4).


Vaginal Challenge with an SIV-Based Dual Reporter System Reveals That Infection Can Occur throughout the Upper and Lower Female Reproductive Tract. Stieh, D.J., Maric, D., Kelley, Z.L., Anderson, M.R., Hattaway, H.Z., Beilfuss, B.A., Rothwangl, K.B., Veazey, R.S. & Hope, T.J. (2014). PLoS Pathogens 10(10).

Media Articles


Advocates Call for Full Funding of Research on HIV and Contraception. Mworeko, L., Bass, E., Crone, E.T., Dilmitis, S., Kehler, J. & Nhamo, D. (2014, September 12). RH Reality Check. 

Development of new drugs is threatened by budget cuts. Lodish, H.F. (2014, October 23). The Conversation.


Entire Female Reproductive Tract May Be Susceptible to HIV Infection. PLoS Pathogens. (2014, October 15). 

Yes, Doctor, I Took My Anti-HIV Meds (But Really, I Didn't). Kelto, A. (2014, November 13). National Public Radio. 

Technical Brief


Drug Interactions between Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Anti-Retroviral Medications Used to Treat HIV. (2014, October). United States Agency for International Development. 

In the Blogosphere


A Reminder of Scientific Progress (Past, Present and Future). Ng, C. (2014, October 30). What'sUpHIV.


Four reasons you should check out the Global Health Regulatory Requirements Database. Aung, T. (2014, October 22). Global Health Technologies Coalition.


Improving SRH and HIV Integration is key for delivering new multipurpose prevention technologies. International Planned Parenthood Federation (2014, October 24). International Planned Parenthood Federation.


So When Will the Next Big Thing Be Available for General Use? Muga, W. (2014, October 31). What'sUpHIV.  

On the Air


Build Grow Enjoy: Dr. Alan Stone. (2014, November 14). Atlanta: BGE Radio. 




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