MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #19 - 17 November 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 Vanetta Thomas at [email protected]. Previous issues are available on the CAMI Health website.     




IMPT Secretariat Staff

Just Released
We are excited to share the following Health Affairs Blog co-authored by IMPT Director Bethany Young Holt and key IMPT member Helen Rees:

MPTs Combine Contraception with HIV and Other STI Prevention. Young Holt, B., Rees, H. (2015, November 2). Health Affairs Blog. 

Upcoming Events
IMPT members will be presenting at several upcoming events. We encourage you to attend their sessions if you plan to attend the following conferences: 

Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum, Harare, Zimbabwe, 29 November, 2015. 

Journal Articles

Correspondence: Tenofovir Gel to Prevent HSV-2 Infection. Abdool, K. et al. (2015, November 12). The New England Journal of Medicine. 

Disclosure of pharmacokinetic drug results to understand nonadherence. Van der Straten, A., Montgomery, E.T., Musara, P., Etima, J., Naidoo, S., ...Mensch, B. (2015, October 23). AIDS, 29(16), 2161-2171.
HIV Vaccine: Recent Advances, Current Roadblocks, and Future Directions. Rubens, M., Ramamoorthy, V., Saxena, A., Shehadeh, N., and Appunni, S. (2015). Journal of Immunology Research.
HIV Worldwide 1990-2013. Leach-Kemon, K., Shepard, D., O'Rourke, K., VanderZanden, A. (2015, October 20). The Journal of the American Medical Association, 314(15).
Inflammatory cytokine biomarkers to identify women with asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis who are at high risk of HIV infection. Masson, L., Arnold, K.B., Little, F., Mlisana, K., Lewis, D.A., Mkhize, N., ...Passmore, J.S. (2015, October 28). Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Near full control of human papillomavirus vaccine types. Dillner, J. (2015). The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 15(11), 1251-1252.
Phase 1 Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Dapivirine and Maraviroc Vaginal Rings: A Double-Blind Randomized Trial. Chen, B., Panther, L., Marzinke, M.A., Hendrix, C.W., Hoesley, C.J., van der Straten, A., ...Dezzutti, C.S. (2015, November 1). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 70(3), 242-249.
Pregnancy rates in HIV-positive women using contraceptives and efavirenz-based or nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy in Kenya: a retrospective cohort study. Patel, R.C., Onono, M., Gandhi, M., Blat, C., Hagey, J., Shade, S.B., ...Cohen, C. (2015, October 15). The Lancet HIV, 2(11), e474-e482.
Single oral dose of maraviroc does not prevent ex-vivo HIV infection of rectal mucosa in HIV-1 negative human volunteers. Coll, J., Molt�, J., Boix, J., G�mez-Mora, E., Else, L., Garc�a, E., ...Cabrera, C. (2015, October 23). AIDS, 29(16), 2149-21547.

Media Articles

Designer antibodies may rid body of AIDS virus. Cohen, Jon. (2015, October 15). American Association for the Advancement of Science.
FDA issues guidelines for HIV drugs. Devaney, T. (2015, November 2). The Hill.

Gates Foundation, Seattle research institute team to give vaccines a shot in the arm. Zak, A. (2015, October 15). Puget Sound Business Journal.
Good Talks Needed to Combat HPV Vaccine Myth. Carroll, A.E. (2015, November 9). The New York Times.
Innovation and Commitment Needed to Turn Back the HIV Epidemic Among Girls. Hader, S. (2015, October 8). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Novel HIV vaccine trial imminent. Cullinan, K. (2015, October 21). The South African Health News Service.
Outreach increases completion of HPV vaccination series by adolescent girls. UT Southwestern Medical Center. (2015, October 19). Science Daily.
SA makes major strides in HIV treatment and prevention. Skosana, I. (2015, October 21). Mail & Guardian.
Stigma deters young people from accessing contraception in Nigeria. Eseme, N. (2015, November 2). Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Press Releases

IPM Initiates First Trial of Novel HIV Prevention Drug for Women. (2015, November 3). International Partnerships for Microbicides.    

In the Blogosphere

Accessible global health innovations critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Aziz, R. (2015, October 22). Science Speaks. Center for Global Health Policy.   
IDWeek 2015: Presenters discuss questions surrounding HIV treatment, prevention. Aziz, R., (2015, October 9). Science Speaks. Center for Global Health Policy.   

MPTs Combine Contraception with HIV and Other STI Prevention. Young Holt, B., Rees, H. (2015, November 2). Health Affairs Blog.  

The NIH Still Isn't Doing Enough to Advance Women's Health. Cauterucci, C. (2015, October 26). Slate.
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