About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to invigorate continued development on MPTs by providing the most up-to-date research on specific products in development, identifying research gaps related to the field overall, and prepare for introduction into programs and healthcare systems. Our broad approach will cover formulation science, clinical trials, sociobehavioral research, and implementation science to present the latest thinking in all areas of MPT development from “bench to bedside.”
The Research Topic will highlight products closest to market, such as the dual prevention pill (DPP) and the levornorgestrel/dapivirine (IVR), as well as novel concepts in the early stages of development. Conceptual models for introducing MPTs into health systems will also be included as well as cost-effectiveness modeling studies. We are interested in systematic reviews, papers reporting findings from clinical trials or secondary analyses of acceptability or adherence data from clinical trials, commentaries about MPTs, and implementation science research.
Keywords: MPT, multipurpose prevention technology, STIs, HIV, pregnancy
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