MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #17 - 15 September 2015


Dear 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 (IMPT), 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 Previous issues are available on the CAMI Health website.     




IMPT Secretariat Staff

Just Released Today! 
We are thrilled to share IMPT Steering Committee member Heather Boonstra's article, "Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for the Developing World: U.S. Investment Is Critical," which was released today in the September issue of the Guttmacher Policy Review. The article discusses the compelling need for MPTs and makes the case for increased investment by the U.S. government.  

Journal Articles
Bacterial vaginosis among women at high risk for HIV in Uganda: high rate of recurrent diagnosis despite treatment. Francis, S.C., Looker, C., Vandepitte, J., Bukenya, J., Mayanja, Y., et al. (2015). Sexually Transmitted Infections.   

Baseline Predictors of High Adherence to a Coitally Dependent Microbicide Gel Based on an Objective Marker of Use: Findings from the Carraguard Phase 3 Trial. Friedland, B.A., Stoner, M., Chau, M.M., Gehret Plagianos, M., Govender, S., et al. (2015). AIDS and Behavior.  

Contraception use and impact on pregnancy prevention in women participating in an HIV prevention trial in South Africa. Moodley, J., Naidoo, S., Wand, H., Ramjee, G., and the Microbicides Development Programme Team. (2015). Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care.  

The Contribution of Cervicovaginal Infections to the Immunomodulatory Effects of Hormonal Contraception. Fichorova, R.N., Chen, P., Morrison, C.S., Doncel, G.F., Mendonca, K., et al. (2015). mBio, 6(5).  

Efficacy of topical tenofovir against transmission of a tenofovir-resistant SHIV in macaques. Dobard, C.W., Sharma, S., Cong, M., West, W., Makarova, N., et al. (2015). Retrovirology, 12(69).  

Female Condom Use and Adoption Among Men and Women in a General Low-Income Urban U.S. Population. Weeks, M.R., Zhan, W., Li, J., Hilario, H., Abbott, M., & Medina, Z. (2015). AIDS and Behavior, 19(9).  

High Burden of HIV Infection and Risk Behaviors Among Female Sex Workers in Three Main Urban Areas of Mozambique. Augusto, A., Young, P.W., Horth, R.Z., Inguane, C., Shathane, I., et al. (2015). AIDS and Behavior.  

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: No New HIV Infections with Increased Use of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. Koester, K.A. & Grant, R.M. (2015). Clinical Infectious Diseases.  

A molecular tweezer antagonizes seminal amyloids and HIV infection. Lump, E., Castellano, L.M., Meier, C., Seeliger, J., Erwin, N. (2015). eLife.  

No New HIV Infections with Increasing Use of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in a Clinical Practice Setting. Volk, J.E., Marcus, J.L., Phengrasamy, T., Blechinger, D., Nguyen, D.P., et al. (2015). Clinical Infectious Diseases.  

Rethinking HIV prevention to prepare for oral PrEP implementation for young African women. Celum, C.L., Delany-Moretlwe, S., McConnell, M., van Rooyen, H., Bekker, L., et al. (2015). Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).

School Socioeconomic Composition and Adolescent Sexual Initiation in Malawi. Jinho, K. (2015). Studies in Family Planning, 46(3). 

Sexual health, human rights, and law. Kholsa, R., Say, L., & Temmerman, M. (2015). The Lancet, 386(9995). 

The Sheep as a Model of Preclinical Safety and Pharmacokinetic Evaluations of Candidate Microbicides. Holt, J.D.S., Cameron, D., Dias, N., Holding, J., Muntendam, A., Oostebring, F., et al. (2015). Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(7).  

The Sordid Affair Between Human Herpesvirus and HIV. Gianella, S., Massanella, M., Wertheim, J.O., & Smith, D.M. (2015). The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212(6).  

SR-2P Vaginal Microbicide Gel Provides Protection against Herpes Simplex Virus 2 When Administered as a Combined Prophylactic and Postexposure Therapeutic. Fields, S.A., Bhatia, G., Fong, J.M., Liu, M., & Shankar, G.N. (2015). Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(9).  

A Systematic Review of HIV and STI Behavior Change Interventions for Female Sex Workers in the United States. Abad, N., Baack, B.N., O'Leary, A., Mizuno, Y., Herbst, J.H., & Lyles, C.M. (2015). AIDS and Behavior, 19(9).   

Towards a Science of Community Stakeholder Engagement in Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials: An Embedded Four-Country Case Study. Newman, P.A., Rubincam, C., Slack, C., Essack, Z., Chakrapani, V., et al. (2015). PLOS One. 

What role does transactional sex play in the HIV/STI and reproductive health risk behaviour among high-tier entertainment centre workers in China? Mantell, J.E., LeVasseur, M.T., Sun, X., Zhou, J., Mao, J., et al. (2015). Global Public Health, 10(8).  


Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. United States Agency for International Development (USAID). (2015).

Media Articles

After Curing Hepatitis C, Gilead Works to Vanquish More Viruses. Chen, C. (2015, August 17). Bloomberg Business.   

Insurer Says Clients on Daily Pill Have Stayed H.I.V.-Free. McNeil, Jr., D. (2015, September 2). The New York Times.   

Making a More Modern Diaphragm. Hansman, H. (2015, August 20). The Atlantic.  

A Vaginal Ecologist's Crusade Against HIV in Women. Sachan, D. (2015, September 1). Science Friday.   

Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV? American Society for Microbiology. (2015, September 1). ScienceDaily

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