Category Archives: Microbicides 2010

  1. Still a long wait for HIV-approved protective gel

    via South African Medical Journal, by Chris Bateman June 2013 – that’s the ‘realistic’ date by which vulnerable South African women can expect to begin using an officially approved vaginal microbicide gel that would provide them with an unprecedented tool to protect themselves from HIV infection. This is the belief of biochemist and epidemiologist, Dr Quarraisha Abdool Read More >>

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  2. Even More, More, More Microbicides 2010 Pics a la IRMA

    Above pic a collage – courtesy of Katie West from the Global Campaign for Microbicides – documenting some of the activities at the Advocates Corner’. Click here for more pics a la IRMA. Or you can watch the slide show on the left hand side of this blog.

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  3. Six existing drug classes now being tested as microbicides

    via Aidsmap, by Gus Cairns “Rectal cells are more easily infected by HIV, a microbicide can make the most obvious difference to their vulnerability; it offers the most protection to the most easily-infected tissue cells, but makes less difference to less easily-infected tissue.” A number of presentations at the 2010 International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh concerned microbicide Read More >>

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  4. Microbicides: the quest for user-friendly formulations

    via Aidsmap, by Gus Cairns “Finally, a team have developed a vaginal microbicide as a film smaller than a stick of gum and as thin as a sheet of paper.” A large number of presentations at the Microbicides 2010 Conference in Pittsburgh documented the development of microbicides very different from gels or creams. Vaginal rings, quick-dissolve pills Read More >>

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  5. Microbicides 2010 registrants – join us for a reception Sunday, May 23 and help launch IRMA’s new report!

    click to enlarge the image RSVP here

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  6. MARK IT DOWN – Microbicides 2010 Pre-Conference Workshop – with IRMA and others

    Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania When: May 22, 2010 The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), in close partnership with the African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG), AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention Research), and the International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA), will hold a day-long pre-conference workshop before the start of the official Microbicides 2010 Conference. The pre-conference workshop will feature Read More >>

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  7. Microbicides 2010 Announces Date Extensions for Early Reg, Late Breakers and More

    PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Given the ongoing extreme weather on the east coast of the United States these past several days the organizers of Microbicides 2010  have decided to revise the following dates:      Notification of abstract and scholarship status: Monday 22nd February      Late breaker submission: Thursday15th April      Early registration deadline: Monday 1st March 

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  8. Microbicides 2010 Announces Deadline Extensions

    Good News! There is still time to submit your abstract and scholarship application. All conference deadlines have been extended. M2010 Key Date Extensions January 22, 2010 at 6PM EST     * Deadline for submission of scholarship applications and abstracts February 12, 2010 at 6PM EST     * Early registration ends February 15, 2010 at 6pm est     Read More >>

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  9. Get inspired by Kadiri and help an IRMA advocate attend Microbicides 2010

    Will you chip in? TODAY – thanks to the generosity of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and IRMA members, we already have $3,485 in our John Shaw Memorial Scholarship Fund to help support IRMA advocates attend the Microbicides 2010 conference coming up in Pittsburgh, May 2010. We would like to bring that total to $10,000 – so Read More >>

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  10. Send an IRMA Advocate to Pittsburgh!

    Will you chip in? by Roy Wadia, IRMA Steering Committee Member I was one of the lucky recipients of the first round of John Shaw scholarships, to attend Microbicides 2008 in New Delhi. I’d been with IRMA (the former IRMWG) for a while by that time, and while I’d done a lot of HIV/AIDS advocacy and communications Read More >>

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