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The Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) was established in 2006 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with co-funding by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Mental Health, all components of the US National Institutes of Health. As an HIV/AIDS clinical trials network, the mission of the MTN was to conduct rigorous trials of promising microbicides – products used in the vaginal or rectum to protect against the sexual transmission of HIV.

On November 30, 2021, MTN’s tenure as a NIH-funded clinical trials network came to an end. The DELIVER (MTN-042) study, which remains ongoing, and certain other activities will continue to be supported by NIAID for another year via funding allocated through the HIV Prevention Trials Network.

Read Sharon Hillier’s November 30 Dear MTN Friends and Family letter

Watch the 2-hour virtual celebration of MTN’s 15 years as a network

Quick links to specific segments:

In Memory of Ward Cates

In Memory of Rashika Maharaj

In Memory of Charlene Dezzutti

In Memory of Bonus Makanani

In Memory of Gita Ramjee

The MTN Song (with photos) by Kevin Tamirepi, Zengeza CRS pharmacist

Photo Reel: The 15 years of the MTN (8-minute version)

Due to the sheer volume of content and personal messages received, it simply wasn’t feasible to include everything in its entirety into the final program, including the videos listed below, which you may view in their original form.

The Rectal Road, submitted by Craig Hendrix

MTN Farewell, submitted by Alex Carballo-Dieguez

RTI Team Presents…A virtual focus group discussion -improvisational-

Featuring: Imogen Hawley, Ariana Katz, Tozoe Marton, Ali Minnis, Liz Montgomery, Sarah Roberts, Marie Stoner, and Alinda Young, with Mary Kate Shapley-Quinn and Erica Browne (in absentia)

With Gratitude and Love, from Lisa Noguchi

MTN Thank You, from Chiang Mai University HIV Prevention CRS

Photo Reel: The 15 years of the MTN (11-minute version)