Category Archives: IRMA ALC

  1. Meet Pedro – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

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

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  2. Tia IRMA is BACK with her Second Video on Rectal Microbicide Awareness

    You met Tia IRMA (Auntie IRMA), a character created by IRMA’s South American chapter IRMA-ALC (housed at Epicentro) to create awareness about rectal microbicides in a fun way, in this post from March 2012. This is the second in a series of videos that will try to explain, in a very colloquial and humorous way, everything you Read More >>

    advocacy, Epicentro, IRMA ALC, Lima, Peru, Spanish/español, Tia IRMA, video
  3. Tia IRMA Launches Her First Video with Besos Negros and Love

    Hola! Soy la Tia IRMA! Introducing Tia IRMA (Auntie IRMA), a character created by IRMA’s South American chapter IRMA-ALC (housed at Epicentro) to create awareness about rectal microbicides in a fun way. This is the first of a group of videos that will try to explain, in a very colloquial way, everything you might want to know Read More >>

    anal sex, Epicentro, IRMA ALC, Peru, rectal microbicide, Tia IRMA, video
  4. Gratitude, Love, and XOXO from IRMA

    Dearest IRMA members – Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for everything you have done this year to advance the research and development of safe, effective, acceptable, and accessible rectal microbicides for the human beings who need them. I think IRMA has had a banner year – and the reason it was so incredible is Read More >>

    IRMA, IRMA ALC, IRMA Nigeria, Microbicides 2012, MTN 017, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  5. LGBTQ Discrimination Undermining HIV Prevention in Guatemala

    via IPS News, by Danilo Valladares Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people “face discrimination in health centres due to homophobia and transphobia, and do not receive treatment tailored to our needs. That’s why we still represent the largest number of cases of HIV,” Valdez told IPS. Among men who have sex with men in the country, 7.6 Read More >>

    discrimination, homophobia, IRMA, IRMA ALC, LGBT rights, South America
  6. IRMA-ALC Promotes Rectal Microbicides in Lima with Humor and Tia Irma

    Report from IRMA-ALC – our South American chapter. Don’t you just love Tia Irma??? Check out the cute video below… The Sexual Diversity Festival took place on Miraflores, a district of Lima on  Saturday, Cctober 8th. Epicentro was one of the hosting organizations IRMA ALC participated with Epicentro in our stand.. We had a roulette wheel with Read More >>

    advocacy, Epicentro, IRMA ALC, Lima, Peru, rectal microbicide
  7. Using Conjoint Analysis to Measure the Acceptability of Rectal Microbicides Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Four South American Cities

    via Pubmed.gov, by Kinsler JJ, Cunningham WE, Nureña CR, Nadjat-Haiem C, Grinsztejn B, Casapia M, Montoya-Herrera O, Sánchez J, Galea JT. Abstract Conjoint Analysis (CJA), a statistical market-based technique that assesses the value consumers place on product characteristics, may be used to predict acceptability of hypothetical products. Rectal Microbicides (RM)-substances that would prevent HIV infection during receptive Read More >>

    Brazil, Ecuador, IRMA ALC, MSM, Peru, rectal microbicide, South America
  8. 2012 International Microbicides Conference Scholarship Opportunity!

    via International Microbicides Conference Secretariat Do you need funding to attend M2012? The M2012 organisers are pleased to announce that scholarships are available to attend the conference in Sydney, Australia. Scholarships will be offered in four categories that each have distinct criteria: 1. Research 2. Community 3. Government Official/ Public Health Policy4. Media Click here to find Read More >>

    Australia, IRMA, IRMA ALC, IRMA Nigeria, Microbicides, Microbicides 2012
  9. 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
  10. IRMA ALC Presents on PrEP and Rectal Microbicides for Lima’s Gay Community

    by Steve Miralles On May 11th, IRMA ALC (América Latina y el Caribe), based at Epicentro Gay Men’s Community Center in Lima, Peru, hosted a presentation on PrEP and rectal microbicides. More than 15 men attended the presentation that was facilitated by IRMA-ALC leaders Steve Miralles and Jerome Galea. The 15 community members included doctors, lawyers, psychologists Read More >>

    iPrEx, IRMA, IRMA ALC, Peru, PrEP, rectal microbicide, South America