Category Archives: Dr. Ian McGowan

  1. Rectal microbicide research gives hope for HIV protection

    via Citizens News Service, by Somya Arora According to the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN), HIV continues to disproportionately affect racial minorities and men who have sex with men (MSM). MTN estimates that 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population engages in anal sex and globally, MSM are 19 times more likely to be infected with HIV Read More >>

    AIDS Foundation of Chicago, anal sex, antiretroviral therapy, CHARM, Dr. Ian McGowan, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Jim Pickett, Microbicide Trials Network, MSM, MTN, rectal microbicide, STI
  2. And in the Beginning, There Were Rectal Microbicides: An Update on the CHARM Program

    Please Register for this Teleconference!  Please join IRMA, AVAC and Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network and Principal Investigator of CHARM (the Combination HIV Antiretroviral Rectal Microbicide Program) for a thoroughly CHARMing teleconference update on what is happening with this innovative program. Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2009, CHARM is Read More >>

    AVAC, CHARM, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, MTN, rectal microbicide, teleconference
  3. [VIDEO] McGowan and Pickett Talk the Rectal Microbicide Walk at Microbicides 2012

    Rectal microbicides were ALL OVER the Microbicides 2012 conference… Chatting up rectal microbicide research and advocacy activities and issues at the recent Microbicides 2012 conference (held in Sydney this past April) were Dr. Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network (and IRMA Scientific Co-Chair) and IRMA Chair Jim Pickett. Have a look/listen to their discussion Read More >>

    advocacy, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, Jim Pickett, M2012, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides 2012, rectal microbicide, research, Sydney, video
  4. Join IRMA for an Upcoming FREE Global Teleconference on the Latest in Rectal Microbicide Research

    Rectal Microbicide Research Update – MTN 007 and MTN 017 There are exciting new developments in the rectal microbicide field. Please join IRMA and AVAC for a FREE global teleconference Thursday, March 15, 10am eastern, featuring Drs. Ian McGowan and Ross Cranston of the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN). Ian (co-principal investigator of the MTN) will share results Read More >>

    Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Ross Cranston, IRMA, MTN, MTN 007, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, teleconference
  5. Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides – Strategy Meeting a Success!

    Originally published by IRMA colleagues at Mapping Pathways here. “It was an amazing group, and one that moved me to near tears on a number of occasions”IRMA chairman Jim Pickett just returned from an inspiring week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he led a strategy meeting for the  IRMA’s Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides – and then attended Read More >>

    Africa, Dr. Ian McGowan, Ethiopia, Global Forum on MSM, Jim Pickett, lgbt community, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  6. POZ love for IRMA – The Anal Dialogues

    The July/August 2011 issue of POZ Magazine belongs to IRMA and rectal microbicides. Check it out for a nice history of our work and a snapshot of the science, including important information on lubricant safety. via POZ.com, by Trenton Straub Excerpt: Perhaps IRMA’s most visible work is three game-changing reports it published in conjunction with the biennial Read More >>

    anal intercourse, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, IRMA ALC, lubricant, Marc-André LeBlanc, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research
  7. Pittsburgh’s Dynamic Rectal Duo

    IRMA Scientific Vice Chair Ian McGowan and his research/life partner, Ross Cranston (also a member of the IRMA Steering Committee) are featured in CUE Pittsburgh this month. They talk about our favorite topic – rectal microbicides – and a trial taking place right in Pittsburgh that gay men can get involved in. The article, below, starts on Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Ross Cranston, gay men, new prevention technologies, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, research
  8. PRESS RELEASE: Tenofovir Gel Provides High Level of Protection Against HIV in Rectal Tissue

    via Microbicide Trials Network [The abstract, RMP-02/MTN-006: A Phase I Placebo Controlled Trial of Rectally Applied 1% Vaginal Tenofovir Gel with Comparison to Oral Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, is being presented at a scientific session at CROI 2011 TODAY from 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET.] Strongest effect seen in tissue taken from participants after one week of Read More >>

    CROI, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Peter Anton, MTN, NIH, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir
  9. Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate: Rita Labbett

    via IRMA “It is crucial we get the word out about all that is available to help reduce (and hopefully eradicate) HIV.  Each and every year, we as advocates, researchers, scientists and doctors have to advance and ‘up the game’ in the fight against HIV.  Rectal microbicides is something I remember when it was only in the Read More >>

    Dr. Ian McGowan, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MTN
  10. If We Can Make it There… New York Times Goes Rectal!

    New Lines of Attack in H.I.V. Preventionvia New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. [McNeil gets things a little confused overall in this article, sometime a bit fuzzy on the facts, but this has to be the most the New York Times has ever written on rectal microbicides, beyond the one word – “rectal.” This is Read More >>

    CAPRISA, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Sharon Hillier, MTN, PrEP, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide