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Microbicide Trials Network (MTN)

The Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) is an NIAID-funded worldwide collaborative clinical trials network focused on preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To bring together international investigators and community and industry partners whose work is focused on the development and rigorous evaluation of promising microbicides
  • To develop dual purpose products that would offer women a means for both HIV protection and contraception


The Leadership and Operations Center (LOC) has primary responsibility for the administration of funds to clinical research sites (CRSs) as well as providing logistical and administrative support to the MTN Executive Committee (EC), and other MTN committees and working groups. The EC is the primary governance body of the MTN and is responsible for the overall scientific direction, development and implementation of policy, procedural decisions and resource allocation.


204 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


MTN holds regional meetings and an annual network-wide meeting.

Content last reviewed on November 17, 2017