Category Archives: Global Campaign for Microbicides

  1. Meet Rebekah – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Rebekah Webb, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Rebekah is one of six new bios just posted a few days ago, including individuals from Kenya, Thailand, the US, and Argentina.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read Read More >>

    AVAC, Global Campaign for Microbicides, HIV, hiv prevention, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, rectal microbicide, STI
  2. Join IRMA and Partners for Dynamic Microbicides 2012 Advocates’ Pre-conference!

    Please join us for this dynamic pre-conference…. Advocacy in a New Prevention Landscape: BUILDING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY AROUND HIV PREVENTION RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION Timing: Sunday 15 April 2012, 0830 to 1600Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney   M2012 offers new opportunities and challenges to advocates across the world involved and/or Read More >>

    advocacy, Australia, AVAC, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA, M2012, Microbicides, Microbicides 2012, research, Sydney, UK African Microbicides Working Group
  3. Meet Gary Wolnitzek: The Last (But Not Least) of Our New Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocates!

    “First and foremost, as a gay man, and one who works at an organization focused on the LGBT community, it is extremely important to me that we develop ways that gay and bisexual men can protect themselves from HIV (and other STIs). Secondly, as an HIV advocate I feel it is important to create a robust and Read More >>

    Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA, lgbt community, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, United States
  4. Announcing the 2012 Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy

    Five years ago on October 5 2006, we lost our brother and colleague Omololu Falobi. Those who knew Omololu professionally will remember him, among many other things – as a talented journalist on HIV, as an activist for social justice, as an advocate for prevention research and as a son of Africa in his zeal to ensure Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, AVAC, community, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA Nigeria, Nigeria, research
  5. Don’t Miss It! Recent Trends in Microbicide Formulations

    via ScienceDirect, edited by David R. Friend The most recent edition of Antiviral Research includes a series of review articles that cover every facet of microbicide development, evaluation and dissemination.Editorial BoardTrends in microbicide formulations workshopPreventing mucosal HIV transmission with topical microbicides: Challenges and opportunitiesPreclinical evaluation of anti-HIV microbicide products: New models and biomarkers Advances in development, scale-up Read More >>

    Global Campaign for Microbicides, research
  6. MARK IT DOWN – Microbicides 2010 Pre-Conference Workshop – with IRMA and others

    Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania When: May 22, 2010 The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), in close partnership with the African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG), AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention Research), and the International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA), will hold a day-long pre-conference workshop before the start of the official Microbicides 2010 Conference. The pre-conference workshop will feature Read More >>

    AVAC, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA, Microbicides 2010
  7. Next IRMA Global Teleconference – Efficacy and Effectiveness – What is Good Enough? Who decides?

    JOIN USEfficacy and Effectiveness – What is Good Enough? Who decides? Friday, December 4, 2009 7a – Los Angeles9a – Chicago, Lima10a – NYC3p – London4p – Lagos5p – Johannesburg8:30p – Delhi 2A – Sydney Join IRMA, the Global Campaign for Microbicides and the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition and our panel of distinguished speakers (below) for what Read More >>

    AVAC, behavioral research, efficacy, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA, new prevention technologies, teleconference
  8. New: GCM’s Mapping of Standards of Care Provided in Microbicide Clinical Trials

    The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) has just released the first extensive survey mapping the Standards of Care provided in microbicide clinical trials. Over the years there has been considerable public debate regarding the level of health care and prevention services provided to participants in HIV prevention trials. Although this subject (commonly referred to as the “standards Read More >>

    clinical trials, Global Campaign for Microbicides, standards of care
  9. Next IRMA Global Teleconference – Microbicides: The herstory of a movement

    Join IRMA, and the Global Campaign for Microbicidesfor an International Teleconference Thursday, June 11, 2009 Microbicides: The herstory of a movement If you ever wanted to know how the microbicides movement got started from two of the women who were there from the beginning, this is the teleconference for you. •How did microbicides get their name? •What Read More >>

    Global Campaign for Microbicides, history, IRMA, rectal microbicide, teleconference, vaginal microbicide
  10. Scientists Debate HIV Prevention Products – NPR today

    [NOTE – not a word on rectal microbicides, and a rather pessimistic take on microbidide development from the Gates Foundations’s Tachi Yamada] via Morning Edition, March 10, 2009 For years now, scientists have tried to find a product that would give women in developing countries more control in protecting themselves against sexually transmitted HIV. They have yet Read More >>

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CROI, Dr. Sharon Hillier, Global Campaign for Microbicides, Lori Heise, new prevention technologies, NPR, PrEP, research, Tachi Yamada, vaginal microbicide