MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #12 - 15 April 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


Barriers to and enablers of contraceptive use among adolescent females and their interest in an emergency department based intervention. Chernick, L.S., Schnall, R., Higgins, R., Higgins, T., Stockwell, M.S., Casta�o, P.M., et al. (2015). Contraception, 91(3).


Contraceptive Efficacy, Safety, Fit, and Acceptability of a Single-Size Diaphragm Developed With End-User Input. Schwartz, J.L., Weiner, D.H., Lai, J.J., Frezieres, R.G., Creinin, M.D., et al. (2015). Obstetrics & Gynecology, 125(4).


Effect of hormonal contraception on the function of plasmacytoid dendritic cells and distriution of immune cell populations in the female reproductive tract. Michel, K.G., Huijbregts, R.P., Gleason, J.L., Richter, H.E., & Hel, Z. (2015). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 68(5).   

Multipurpose prevention technologies: the future of HIV and STI protection. Fernandez-Romero, J.A., Deal, C., Herold, B.C., Schiller, J., Patton, D., et al. (2015). Trends in Microbiology.   

Polyanionic carbosilane dendrimer-conjugated antiviral drugs as efficient microbicides: Recent trends and developments in HIV treatment/therapy. Sep�lveda-Crespo, D., G�mez, R., De La Mata, F.J., Jim�nez, J.L., & Mu�oz-Fern�ndez, M.A. (2015). Nanomedicine.  


Sino-implant (II)� continuation and effect of concomitant tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-emtricitabine use on plasma levonorgestrel concentrations among women in Bondo, Kenya. Todd, C.S., Deese, J., Wang, M., Hubacher, D., Steiner, M.J., et al. (2015). Contraception, 91(3). 


Viraemia suppressed in HIV-1-infected humans by broadly neutralizing antibody 3BNC117. Caskey, M., Klein, F., Lorenzi, J.C., Seaman, M.S., West, Jr., J.P., et al. (2015). Nature.  

Media Articles


CDC: Teens Unfamiliar With Most Effective Form of Birth Control. Leonard, K. (2015, April 7). U.S. News & World Report. 


Could Sex Have Brought Ebola Back to Liberia? Fox, M. (2015, March 25). NBC News.   


Family planning vital to economic growth. Chisha, C. (2015, April 5). Zambia Daily Mail.   


HSV vaccine researchers say a new approach immunizes mice. Carroll, J. (2015, March 10). FierceBiotechResearch. 


'Magic Bullet' Antibody Can Suppress AIDS Virus. Fox, M. (2015, April 8). NBC News.


Mozambique: Study Shows Dismally Low Rate of Contraceptive Use. (2015, March 27). Mozambique News Agency. 


Rape and HIV a common reality for young Swazi women. Cowie, S. (2015, April 7). Al Jazeera. 


Strengthening Markets for Reproductive Health: PATH says partnerships show there's room for the private sector. Batson, A. (2015, March 26). Next Billion. 

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low. (2015, April 7). HealthDay News.   


U.S. Teens Not Using the Best Birth Control. Fox, M. (2015, April 7). NBC News. 


We Should Have a Better Condom by Now. Here's Why We Don't. Anderson, L.V. (2015, April 2). Slate.   


Women and HIV in America: Making AIDS History. Blumenthal, S.J., & Sherwood, J.A. (2015, March 31). Huffington Post.   


Women silently dying from preventable cancer. Nakabugo, Z. (2015, March 27). The Observer.  


Zimbabwe's female condom success story takes new form. Mawire, W. (2015, April 9). Key Correspondents. 

In the Blogosphere


MPTs for Women's Global Health. Young Holt, B. (2015, March 13). Global Health Council.  

Other Resources of Note


The World Health Organization is seeking stakeholder input on three related global health sector strategies: HIV, viral hepatitis, and STIs. You can review the draft strategies and participate in the online consultation here


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