Category Archives: modeling

  1. CROI 2011: Rectal Microbicides to Prevent HIV Infection in Heterosexual Populations in High-prevalence Settings

    Poster from CROI 2011 Dobromir Dimitrov*1, M-C Boily2, S Abdool Karim3, and B Mâsse1,4Fred Hutchinson Cancer Res Ctr, Seattle, WA, US; 2Imperial Coll London, UK; 3Univ of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; and 4Univ of Montreal, CanadaBackground: The role of anal intercourse in the overall heterosexual HIV epidemic remains unclear. However, it may be an important risk factor Read More >>

    anal sex, CROI, heterosexual epidemic, HIV, modeling, rectal microbicide
  2. No condom use after recent viral load test safer than intermittent condom use

    From aidsmap, by Roger Peabody In stable gay couples, where one partner is taking HIV treatment and the other is HIV-negative, the risk of HIV transmission is relatively low if condoms are not used following a recent undetectable viral load test result. However, using condoms on a few more occasions but without reference to viral load substantially Read More >>

    HIV transmission, modeling, Netherlands, rectal transmission, research
  3. Pre-exposure prophylaxis: cost-effectiveness dilemmas analysed by Australian study

    via Aidsmap, by Gus Cairns Pre-exposure prophylaxis would maintain HIV prevalence among high-risk gay men at the current level and prevent a prevalence increase of up to 5%, a mathematical model has shown, even if it were taken only half the time and only prevented one in two infections. However for PrEP to significantly reduce HIV prevalence Read More >>

    modeling, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  4. Click ‘n Learn – Modelling the impact of a rectal microbicide

    Dr. Rowena Johnston of amfAR and Dr. Anna Foss (pictured) of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine presented “Modelling the impact of a rectal microbicide used by men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru and Bangalore, India” for the last IRMA Global Teleconference of the year, held earlier today. Foss’s excellent slides are Read More >>

    amfAR, behavioral research, click 'n learn, Dr. Anna Foss, Dr. Rowena Johnston, IRMA, modeling, rectal microbicide, research, teleconference
  5. Modeling the impact of a rectal microbicide used by men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru and Bangalore, India

    Join Dr. Rowena Johnston of amfAR (below) and Dr. Anna Foss (above) of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for the last IRMA Global Teleconference of the year: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 **Location/Time:Mexico City, Lima – 11:00 AM New York, DC – 12:00 PM (noon)London – 5:00 PMLagos – 6:00 PMBangalore – 10:30 PMBangkok Read More >>

    amfAR, Dr. Anna Foss, Dr. Rowena Johnston, IRMA, modeling, MSM, rectal microbicide, teleconference