MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #10 - 17 February 2015


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 necessarily 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 

Journal Articles


Continue to improve women's health: ICPD Beyond 2014. Osotimehin, B. (2014). Contraception, 90(S1).


Current Status of Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) Development. Woodsong, C., Holt, J., Devlin, B., & Rosenberg, Z. (2015). Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports, Topical Collection on Family Planning.


The female condom learning curve: patterns of female condom failure over 20 uses. Beksinska, M., Smit, J., Greener, R., Piaggio, G., & Joanis, C. (2015). Contraception, 91(1).


HIV status and postpartum contraceptive use in an antenatal population in Durban, South Africa. Marlow, H.M., Maman, S., Moodley, D., Curtis, S., & McNaughton Reyes, L. (2015). Contraception, 91(1).


Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of HIV Acquisition: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. Morrison, C.S., Chen, P., Baeten, J.M., Brown, J., Crook, A.M., et al. (2015). PLoS Med, 12(1).


Increased exposure of norethindrone in HIV+ women treated with ritonavir-boosted atazanavir therapy. DuBois, B.N., Atrio, J., Stanczyk, F.Z., & Cherala, G. (2015). Contraception, 91(1).


A randomized study on pharmacodynamic effects of vaginal rings delivering the progesterone receptor modulator ulipristal acetate: research for a novel estrogen-free, method of contraception. Huang, Y., Jensen, J., Brache, V., Cochon, L., Williams, A., et al. (2014). Contraception, 90(4). 


Tenofovir-Based Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Infection among African Women. Marrazzo, J.M., Ramjee, G., Richardson, B.A., Gomez, K., Mgodi, N., et al. (2015). The New England Journal of Medicine, 372(6).


Unmet contraceptive need among married Nigerian women: an examination of trends and drivers. Austin, A. (2015). Contraception, 91(1).  

Press Release


Final results of the HIV prevention study VOICE are published in NEJM. (2014, February 4). Microbicide Trials Network.  

Media Articles


Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs. McNeil Jr., D.G. (2015, February 4). The New York Times.


H.I.V. Drugs: A Failed Trial [Letter to the editor]. Young Holt, B. (2014, February 16). The New York Times. 


Kenya Looks for HIV-Safe Birth Control. Yusuf, M. (2015, February 13). Voice of America.  


Trial to assess vaginal ring for curbing HIV on track. Matebvu, F. (2015, January 27). SciDevNet. 

In the Blogosphere


Other Resources of Note


ClinRegs - Online Database of Country-Specific Clinical Research Regulatory Information. (2015). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 


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