Category Archives: Microbicides

  1. Rectal Microbicides Open New Frontier in HIV Fight

     [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012.] via Citizen New Service, by  Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha  Microbicide research has gained momentum in recent years with focus largely on products to prevent HIV during vaginal sex. However, there is a growing momentum to develop Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, IRMA, lubricant, Microbicides, rectal microbicide, rectal transmission, stigma, transmission probability, vaginal microbicide
  2. AIDS 2012: The Latest on Rectal Microbicides

    via San Francisco AIDS Foundation What if a lube could help prevent HIV infection during sex? Microbicide researchers and advocates are hoping to answer that question and create a new HIV prevention tool—and a sexy one at that, if rectal microbicides advocate Jim Pickett has his way. A microbicide is a chemical agent (such as a drug) Read More >>

    anal sex, condoms, HIV, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Microbicides, rectal microbicide, risk
  3. 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 >>

    circumcision, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, iPrEx, iPrEx OLE, IRMA, IRMA ALC, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicides, MSM, MTN, Peru, rectal microbicide, transgendered, Truvada
  4. And in the Beginning, There Were Rectal Microbicides: An Update on the CHARM Program

    Please Register for this Teleconference!  Please join IRMA, AVAC and Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network and Principal Investigator of CHARM (the Combination HIV Antiretroviral Rectal Microbicide Program) for a thoroughly CHARMing teleconference update on what is happening with this innovative program. Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2009, CHARM is Read More >>

    AVAC, CHARM, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, MTN, rectal microbicide, teleconference
  5. Reformulation of Tenofovir Vaginal Gel Safe for Rectal Use

    via Eurekalert.org A change in the formulation of tenofovir gel, an anti-HIV gel developed for vaginal use, may make it safer to use in the rectum, suggests a study published online this week in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. In laboratory tests of rectal tissue, researchers from the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) found that the reformulated gel Read More >>

    2012, CROI, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, MTN, MTN 007, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir, vaginal microbicide
  6. Rosie the Riveter Can No Longer Represent the Face of Microbicide Research: Lessons from M2012

    by IRMA member Morenike Ukpong Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, hiv prevention, Microbicides, Nigeria, prevention, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide, women
  7. Studies Search for “User Friendly” Microbicides for HIV Prevention

    via Voice of America, by Joe DeCapua In 2009, researchers completed a study that showed a microbicide gel could protect women from HIV infection. The gel, known as CAPRISA 004, was nearly 40 percent effective in reducing the risk of infection during sex. The encouraging findings have led to follow-up studies. But just because a microbicide can Read More >>

    Microbicides, new prevention technologies, prevention, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  8. Microbicides Conference Changing to a More Integrated HIV Prevention Conference

    via AIDSmap.com, by Gus Cairns The International Microbicides Conference held in Sydney this week will be the last of its kind, delegates were told in a closing plenary today. From 2014 onwards, it is planned, a single biennial conference on all aspects of HIV prevention will be held.Globally, the two largest funders of HIV prevention research are Read More >>

    HIV, Microbicides, Microbicides 2012, prevention, prevention campaign, rectal microbicide, Treatment as Prevention
  9. Sydney Microbicides 2012 Media Coverage : New Information on Lubricants and Anal Health

    via Citizen News, by Bobby Ramakant For how long will anal health and hygiene be neglected? “It is high time that anal health [and hygiene] comes out of the closet” said Dr Ross Cranston, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Cranston was referring to the multitude of anal health complications people practicing receptive anal intercourse are Read More >>

    anal health, anal sex, lubricant, M2012, Microbicides, Microbicides 2012, MSM, safety
  10. Join IRMA and Partners for Dynamic Microbicides 2012 Advocates’ Pre-conference!

    Please join us for this dynamic pre-conference…. Advocacy in a New Prevention Landscape: BUILDING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY AROUND HIV PREVENTION RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION Timing: Sunday 15 April 2012, 0830 to 1600Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney   M2012 offers new opportunities and challenges to advocates across the world involved and/or Read More >>

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