Category Archives: lubricant

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Cell Damage Caused by Application of Certain Personal Lubricants Does Not Increase Risk of HIV Infection in Tissues Exposed to HIV in a Laboratory, According to a New Study

    Below is an adapted version of the official MTN press release that went out moments ago on this study and associated PLoS One paper (“Is Wetter Better? An Evaluation of Over-the-Counter Personal Lubricants for Safety and Anti-HIV-1 Activity”). The IRMA modifications to the release – which do not alter any facts – underscore and emphasize that the study involved exposing human tissues to HIV in Read More >>

    lubricant, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, research, safety
  7. 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
  8. [Project ARM] GLAM Lube Distribution Survey

    via Survey Monkey, for [Project ARM] GLAM Lube Distribution Survey Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey on lubricant distribution in your country. International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) has launched a special initiative called “Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides” to ensure rectal microbicide research and advocacy are on the African map. Read More >>

    Africa, amfAR, anal intercourse, AVAC, condoms, GLAM, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, STI, vaginal microbicide
  9. Preaching to the choir? Advocating condoms and lubes at AIDS 2012

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012, and after.] via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant At the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), the ‘And Lubes’ campaign that brought attention to the fact that condoms should be distributed along Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, condoms, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, lubricant, STI, UNAIDS
  10. AIDS 2012 And Lube

    via Windy City Times, by Jim Pickett For seven, long, long days I dove into the deep end of the madness that was the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) and various ancillary meetings held in Washington, D.C., last week. It was a mad, mad world of 20,000 plus people from every corner of the planet running to Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, condoms, GLAM, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide