Category Archives: Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez

  1. $17 million grant to help Pitt researcher develop anti-HIV gel

    via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by David Templeton Highlight: Dr. McGowan said the size of the NIH grants reflects a change in Washington, D.C., where the Obama administration has shown greater interest in funding HIV-prevention research. “The Bush administration had a very high level of discomfort embracing HIV prevention research in men,” he said. “But I think in the Read More >>

    behavioral research, CHARM, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Ian McGowan, MTN, NIH, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide
  2. Why Rectal Douches May Be Acceptable Rectal-Microbicide Delivery Vehicles for Men Who Have Sex With Men

    Abstract via Sexually Transmitted Diseases Carballo-Diéguez, Alex PHD; Bauermeister, José PHD; Ventuneac, Ana PHD; Dolezal, Curtis PHD; Mayer, Kenneth MD Rationale: To explore age of onset of rectal douching among men who have sex with men (MSM) and reasons leading to and maintaining douching behavior; and to consider whether rectal douches containing microbicidal agents might be acceptable Read More >>

    behavioral research, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Ana Ventuneac, Dr. Jose Bauermeister, Dr. Ken Mayer, enema, gay men, MSM, rectal douche, rectal microbicide, research
  3. Magee-Womens Research Institute Receives $17.5 million for Rectal Microbicide Research

    Dr. Ian McGowan* (pictured), an investigator with the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), recently received a total of $17.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct two studies involving the development of rectal microbicides. “This is exciting for the field of HIV prevention research, and especially important in terms of moving the research and development Read More >>

    acceptability, CHARM, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, MTN, new prevention technologies, NIH, rectal microbicide
  4. “Bareback Sex” motivations in HIV risk contexts

    Assessing motivations to engage in intentional condomless anal intercourse in HIV risk contexts (“Bareback Sex”) among men who have sex with men. JA Bauermeister, A Carballo-Dieguez, A Ventuneac, and C Dolezal AIDS Educ Prev, April 1, 2009; 21(2): 156-68. Although condom use is an effective barrier against HIV transmission, some men who have sex with men (MSM) Read More >>

    barebacking, condoms, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, gay men, HIV transmission, MSM, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, sexual behavior, sexual pleasure
  5. Next IRMA call: Habits and preferences of people having anal sex

    Understanding the habits and preferences of people having anal sex: Implications for rectal microbicide developmentThursday, May 14, 2009How often do people use saliva for anal sex? What about vaginal fluid? Would people prefer a rectal microbicide that comes in a gel or a suppository? What do the answers to these questions mean for rectal microbicide development? Join Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, IRMA, rectal microbicide, sexual behavior, teleconference
  6. Count ’em – 4 Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocates

    Meet 4 of IRMA’s new Steering Committee Members – Latifa Boyce, Dr. Jorge Sanchez, Cindra Feuer and Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez – Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocates all. Click here to read their bios. They are part of IRMA’s 23-member Steering Committee, many of whom just joined in February 2009.

    advocacy, Cindra Feuer, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Jorge Sanchez, IRMA Steering Committee, Latifa Boyce, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate
  7. Journal article: “Is ‘bareback’ a useful construct in primary HIV-prevention? Definitions, identity and research”

    by A. Carballo-Diéguez, A. Ventuneac, J. Bauermeister, G. W. Dowsett, C. Dolezal, R. H. Remien I. and Balan M. Rowe, January 2009,Culture, Health & Sexuality. The terms bareback and bareback identity are increasingly being used in academic discourse on HIV/AIDS without clear operationalisation. Using in depth,face-to-face interviews with an ethnically diverse sample of 120 HIVinfected and -uninfected Read More >>

    anal sex, barebacking, behavioral research, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, gay men, research, sexual behavior, sexual health, sexual identity, sexual pleasure
  8. Preference for gel over suppository as delivery vehicle for a rectal microbicide

    Preference for gel over suppository as delivery vehicle for a rectal microbicide: results of a randomised, crossover acceptability trial among men who have sex with men Author(s): Carballo-Diéguez A, Dolezal C, Bauermeister JA, et al Reference: Sex Transm Infect. 01 November 2008;84(6):483-87. Published Abstract: Objective: To assess whether men who have sex with men (MSM) prefer a Read More >>

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