Category Archives: MTN

  1. Meet Rig Rush – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

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

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, condoms, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MSM, MTN, prevention, rectal microbicide, sexual health, STD
  2. 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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  3. Rectal microbicide research gives hope for HIV protection

    via Citizens News Service, by Somya Arora According to the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN), HIV continues to disproportionately affect racial minorities and men who have sex with men (MSM). MTN estimates that 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population engages in anal sex and globally, MSM are 19 times more likely to be infected with HIV Read More >>

    AIDS Foundation of Chicago, anal sex, antiretroviral therapy, CHARM, Dr. Ian McGowan, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Jim Pickett, Microbicide Trials Network, MSM, MTN, rectal microbicide, STI
  4. AIDS 2012 Satellite: Rectal Microbicides – Making HIV Prevention Gel – Sunday, July 22

    Please join IRMA and friends for this rectally riveting satellite session at AIDS 2012 – scheduled for Sunday, July 22 from 3:45 – 5:45pm in Mini Room 8 in the Convention Center – before you are totally burnt out from too much conference! Get the latest news on rectal microbicides – from the scientific and advocacy fronts Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS 2012, AVAC, IRMA, MTN, rectal microbicide, research
  5. Did you miss the IRMA/AVAC teleconference on the CHARM program? You’re in luck…

    The teleconference I am referring to – “And in the beginning, there were Rectal Microbicides” – was held last Thursday. The slides and call recording are available now. It was a really interesting call – with LOTS of great questions from the participants. Thanks to everyone who made it so dynamic – including presenter Ian McGowan and Read More >>

    ARV, CHARM, HIV, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, MTN, rectal microbicide
  6. Meet Ariel – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate from the United States

    Check out this interesting min-bio of Ariel Watriss, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Ariel is one of six new bios just posted a few days ago, including individuals from Kenya, Thailand, the UK, India and Argentina.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can Read More >>

    Fenway community healthhiv prevention, hiv prevention, iPrEx, IRMA, MTN, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, sexual health
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Researchers at CROI 2012 Share First Trial Results on Injectable HIV Drug Used as Prevention

    via AidsMap.com, by Gus Cairns The first trial in humans of an injectable, once-a-month formulation of an HIV drug has found that drug levels were maintained at a level that should in theory be high enough to protect recipients against infection, and that the drug has so far produced very few side effects. The research was presented Read More >>

    clinical trials, CROI, HIV, injection drug use, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, research
  10. Join IRMA for an Upcoming FREE Global Teleconference on the Latest in Rectal Microbicide Research

    Rectal Microbicide Research Update – MTN 007 and MTN 017 There are exciting new developments in the rectal microbicide field. Please join IRMA and AVAC for a FREE global teleconference Thursday, March 15, 10am eastern, featuring Drs. Ian McGowan and Ross Cranston of the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN). Ian (co-principal investigator of the MTN) will share results Read More >>

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