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In an article predicting that multipurpose technologies (MPTs) that "pack sexually transmitted infection prevention into contraception" may not be far off, Bethany Young Holt of PHI's CAMI Health describes the substantial benefit these products could have for women.

In an article predicting that multipurpose technologies (MPTs) that “pack sexually transmitted infection prevention into contraception” may not be far off, Bethany Young Holt of PHI’s CAMI Health describes the substantial benefit these products could have for women.

There “is a stigma about HIV prevention, but much less so for contraceptives,” Young Holt is paraphrased as saying. “Women who don’t have control over their male partner’s condom will one day be able to use MPTs as if they are a standard contraceptive, while also enjoying the benefit of protecting themselves from disease.”

Read more about the emerging group of drugs that is expected to protect against infectious disease.

Photo shows indicator proteins growing under ultraviolent light on leaves of a plant which may be used to produce antibodies that could lead to a possible cure for ebola. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty

Originally published by Newsweek


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