Category Archives: hiv prevention

  1. Don’t Upset This Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    by Mike PetersIRMA Intern A couple of weeks ago, I returned to Ohio for a weekend excursion.  The director of the Women’s Studies program at my university informed me that I was named Graduate Student of the Year for Women’s Studies and that there was a short awards ceremony that I should attend.  In preparation for this Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, community engagement, education, hiv prevention, IRMA, rectal microbicide, Women's Health
  2. Give Some LOVE to IRMA for Give OUT Day

    Condoms are getting some help!  Dear IRMA members and readers of this blog – Give OUT Day shines a spotlight on organizations that empower LGBTQ communities across the country, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is among these charities. We’re using this campaign to highlight the next generation of HIV prevention: rectal microbicides. Though they’re still Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, anal sex, funding, Give OUT, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, rectal microbicide
  3. VIDEO: IRMA’s Jim Pickett – Condoms Not Enough in HIV Fight

    “Using condoms for your entire sexual life works for some people. And for others, it doesn’t.”  Video via Be The Generation IRMA chair Jim Pickett discusses the need for new ways to prevent HIV, like rectal microbicides. ——————-  *Join IRMA’s robust, highly-active. moderated, global listserv addressing rectal microbicide research and advocacy as well as other interesting new Read More >>

    condoms, female condom, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, sexual health, video
  4. African Common Position Paper Highlights Importance of Condom-Compatible Lubes and Rectal Microbicide Research

    Our friends at AIDS Accountability International (AAI), in conjunction with The African Union Commission (AUC), recognised the need for greater African civil society organisation representation in the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) process. So, tt was decided to create the African Common Position (ACP) on ICPD to reflect and include the perspectives, recommendations and expertise of Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, Africa, African Union, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research, sexual health
  5. VOICE Lesson: It’s Unfair to be Non-Adherent

    This post by IRMA’s Jim Pickett first appeared on the blog of the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. The VOICE results are extremely important to the field of new prevention technology research. I hope current/future/much-needed discussions about VOICE don’t get drowned out by the HYPE (yes, all caps HYPE) surrounding the “baby cure” story which has dominated coverage out Read More >>

    adherence, Africa, hiv prevention, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, research, Tenofovir, Truvada, vaginal microbicide, VOICE
  6. 263 Organizations and Individuals Have Endorsed the Call to Action on Lube Safety – HAVE YOU SIGNED ON?

    Since we launched the Call to Action on Lubricant Safety on Valentine’s Day, we have collected 84 organizational endorsements and 179 individual endorsements from every corner of the globe. Thank you to ALL who have endorsed so far. The list of organizational endorsers is provided below. Is your organization on the list? If you haven’t endorsed yet – now Read More >>

    advocacy, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IRMA, lubricant, safety, sex, sexual health
  7. IRIN PlusNews: Lack of lube hurts HIV prevention

    via IRIN PlusNews “Key populations – such as MSM and sex workers – who need the lubricant the most, often get their health-related services from local NGOs, which are not often included in [HIV/AIDS] policies or broader [health] programmes,” explained Bidia Deperthes, a senior HIV adviser with UNFPA’s Comprehensive Condom Programming division in New York. KATHMANDU, 21 February Read More >>

    anal sex, gay men, GLAM, Global Lube Access Mobilisation, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, research, safety, sex work
  8. IRMA Issues Global Call to Action: We Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

    More than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don’t know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda.   Please join us. Click here to endorse this global Call to Action Read More >>

    advocacy, funding, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, research, safety, sexual behavior, sexual health
  9. VIDEO: POZ on Location Captures 4 HOT Minutes on Rectal Microbicide Research

    “The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research” was presented by IRMA’s Jim Pickett at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in NYC on January 23, 2013. POZ Magazine recorded the proceedings and produced this 4-minute highlight video, below. Check it out! Click here to download Jim’s presentation slides. “The Rectal Revolution is Here” was screened as well. You can watch the 14-minute video Read More >>

    Gay Men's Health Crisis, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, new prevention technologies, New York, POZ, presentation, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, video
  10. GMHC presents: The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research – 1/23/13 in NYC

    You are invited to a discussion and video presentation on rectal microbicide research and advocacy with IRMA and friends at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in NYC, from 10am til noon on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. View a special screening of the new video “The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials.” Light refreshments will Read More >>

    anal intercourse, Gay Men's Health Crisis, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, MTN 017, new prevention technologies, New York, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, safer sex