Category Archives: hiv prevention

  1. Introducing the GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve lubricant access in Africa

    Today, IRMA,  in collaboration with amfAR and AVAC, is delighted to officially release Version 1.0 of The GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa. The Toolkit provides background on the status of lubricant (lube) access in Africa and strategies for civil society and government partners to secure and distribute sustainable supplies of Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, amfAR, anal intercourse, AVAC, condoms, GLAM, Global Lube Access Mobilisation, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM
  2. Chemical & Engineering News: Studies Raise Questions About Safety Of Personal Lubricants

    via Chemical & Engineering News, by Lauren K. Wolf Although most people will list only K-Y Jelly when asked to recall the names of personal lubricants, hundreds of the products are being used for sex across the globe. These sex aids are designed to make things easier. So it’s a little unsettling that experiments carried out in Read More >>

    anal sex, condoms, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, rectum, safer sex, safety
  3. Meet Jim Higginbotham, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Jim Higginbotham, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Jim is one of five new bios posted last week. Jim HigginbothamBirmingham, Alabama, USA “I must continue to inspire others, especially the younger generation to carry the torch until the end of HIV.” Read More >>

    advocacy, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, research, vaccine
  4. Meet Clare, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Clare Collins, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Clare  is one of five new bios posted October 30, 2012. Clare CollinsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA “I think rectal microbicides just make sense. The idea of a product that people might actually WANT to use Read More >>

    advocacy, hiv prevention, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, MTN 017, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, research
  5. Meet Robert, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Robert Bucklew, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Robert is one of five new bios posted October 30, 2012. Robert BucklewCleveland, Ohio, USA Robert is the Outreach Coordinator for the Case Western Reserve University AIDS Clinical Trial Unit. He works on a Read More >>

    hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, vaccine
  6. Challenges for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States

    via PLoS Medicine, by Gordon Mansergh, Beryl A. Koblin, Patrick S. Sullivan Summary Points: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with anti-retroviral (ARV) medications is partially efficacious for preventing HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexuals. As PrEP becomes available and prescribed for use among MSM a better understanding of willingness to use PrEP and Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARV, condoms, heterosexuality, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  7. Sustainable HIV prevention possibilities present choices, challenges

    via Science Speaks, by Antigone Barton When he looks at what biomedical science can do in the next decade to prevent HIV transmission, Jim Turpin of the National Institutes of Health said, he thinks of the lyrics of a Timbuk3 song: “The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.” By, which, actually, he means — don’t get Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, AVAC, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Microbicides, rectal microbicide, vaccine
  8. The HIV Prevention Pipeline: A Future of Possibilities

    via IRMA/AVAC, presented by Jim A. Turpin Please register for this teleconference.  Meeting Description: In the last two years there has been great progress in ARV-based prevention strategies – both in terms of PrEP and microbicides. Specifically, there has been enormous excitement and promise around two drugs – tenofovir and Truvada. And more recently, studies testing Dapivirine Read More >>

    ARV, AVAC, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, maraviroc, Microbicides, NIH, PrEP, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir, Truvada
  9. Translating clinical efficacy into public health effectiveness

    via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant At the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), not only the decibels went up on ending AIDS but also sane voices were heard demanding a well-costed and thought-through strategy on how to end AIDS. One of the strategies that will complement a comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, AVAC, condoms, FDA, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, MTN, MTN 017, PrEP, rectal microbicide, risk, STI, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada
  10. Community engagement is key as rectal microbicides research progresses ahead

    via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant While interviewing a range of experts involved with research, development and advocacy of new HIV prevention tools at the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), I was reminded of a transgender woman who had said to me in an interview four years back that: “There is no doubt Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, Citizen News Service, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, lubricant, MSM, MTN, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, transgendered