Founded in 2005, the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) is a Chicago-based global network of over 1,200 advocates, policymakers and leading scientists from six continents working together to advance a robust rectal microbicide research and development agenda. IRMA’s goal is to support the creation of safe, effective, acceptable and accessible rectal microbicides for the women, men, and transgender individuals around the world who engage in anal intercourse.

IRMA partners with other advocacy organizations around the world to help advance rectal microbicide research. We hope you will use this site to learn more about rectal microbicides and join us in our collective research and advocacy efforts.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago is the IRMA Secretariat.