Category Archives: IAS

  1. IAS 2011 HIV Prevention Research Roadmap

    Via our friends at AVAC. Where: Rome, Italy When: July 17 – July 20, 2011 The IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention is held every two years, and this year it will take place in Rome, July 17-20. The 2011 conference has a program that includes many sessions on a range of HIV-related topics. AVAC Read More >>

    ARV, ARVs, AVAC, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, IAS, IAS 2011, new prevention technologies, PrEP, Rome
  2. AIDS 2010 Conference Report Now Online

    Read about the important developments presented during AIDS 2010 in the recently released AIDS 2010 Conference Report. [If an item is not written by an IRMA member, it should not be construed that IRMA has taken a position on the article’s content, whether in support or in opposition.]

    AIDS 2010, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAS, new prevention technologies, research, Treatment, Vienna
  3. AVAC helps us understand male circumcision, and its impact on women

    from AVAC  It has been roughly four years since randomized controlled trials of medical male circumcision in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda showed that medical male circumcision is safe and reduces men’s risk of HIV infection during vaginal sex by about 60 percent. The advent of this new biomedical strategy has prompted a range of implementation efforts Read More >>

    AVAC, circumcision, IAS, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda
  4. The Promise and Perils of ARV-Based Prevention: A Dialogue of Optimism & Informed Scepticism

    Satellite session at IAS 2009 – held July 19, 2009 Click here for webcast. Click here for exciting action pics. Read an article about this session on Aidsmap.ARV-based prevention, such as oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and ARV-based microbicides, is widely viewed as one of the more promising biomedical HIV prevention strategies being studied. Is this enthusiasm warranted? Read More >>

    ARV, Cape Town, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, IAS, new prevention technologies, PrEP, rectal microbicide, South Africa, vaginal microbicide
  5. Queertastic – IRMA’s Jim Pickett guests on the Windy City Queercast

    IRMA’s Jim Pickett guests on the Windy City Queercast to talk about the IAS Conference in Cape Town, inspiring grannies, and of course, rectal microbicides. Click here for the podcast. Reference: WCQ325 Jim Pickett and the International AIDS Conference 2009-09-01 Click here for pics of those inspiring grannies, and more.

    Cape Town, IAS, IRMA, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, South Africa
  6. IRMA on Video – IAS Webcast of Rectal Satellite Session in Cape Town

    Rectal Microbicide Development – An African Perspective, a satellite session held July 19, 2009, at the IAS 2009 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, described the role of anal intercourse (AI) in HIV transmission and discussed recent research towards the development of rectal microbicides for the prevention of AI-associated HIV infection. Data from the African continent was Read More >>

    advocacy, Cape Town, Dr. Ian McGowan, IAS, IRMA, MSM, rectal microbicide, research, South Africa
  7. Nature Medicine Covers IAS Rectal Microbicide Satellite

    Nature Medicine 15, 829 (2009) doi:10.1038/nm0809-829b by Cassandra Willyard Despite some disappointing results from recent trials, microbicides have been touted as a potential tool to stop HIV infection through vaginal sex. Last month, however, the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa dedicated an entire session to rectal microbicides for the first time. “The field Read More >>

    Cape Town, Dr. Ian McGowan, IAS, IRMA, rectal microbicide, research
  8. Rectal Microbicide Development – An African Perspective – MATERIALS AVAILABLE

    This satellite session, held July 19, 2009, at the IAS 2009 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, described the role of anal intercourse (AI) in HIV transmission and discussed recent research towards the development of rectal microbicides for the prevention of AI-associated HIV infection. Data from the African continent was highlighted. The event was sponsored by the Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, behavioral research, Cape Town, gay men, IAS, IRMA, MSM, rectal microbicide, research, South Africa
  9. UK’s Buzz Cafes get distinction at IAS conference

    [Click image to enlarge] The UK African Microbicides Working Group submitted an abstract on ‘Experiences of the Buzz Cafe in Microbicides Advocacy in the United Kingdom’ at the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention held in Cape Town, South Africa between the 19-22 July 2009. The abstract was accepted for a poster Read More >>

    Buzz Cafe, IAS, UK African Microbicides Working Group
  10. PrEP-related presentations & abstracts from the IAS Conference in Cape Town

    [Thank you to Richard Jeffries from the US PrEP Committee for compiling these links.] Symposium: Antiretroviral Therapy for Prevention: The Time has Come?Webcast MOSY403: HIV pre-exposure prophylaxisPowerPoint by Lynn Paxton (US) TUPL101: Biomedical Prevention, Including Microbicides, Vaccines, Circumcision and PrEPWebcast and Powerpoint by Ronald Gray (US) Oral Abstract Session: ART for Prevention: Critical IssuesWebcast CDC048: Setting priorities Read More >>

    IAS, new prevention technologies, PrEP, research