Category Archives: Pittsburgh

  1. Meet Clare, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Clare Collins, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Clare  is one of five new bios posted October 30, 2012. Clare CollinsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA “I think rectal microbicides just make sense. The idea of a product that people might actually WANT to use Read More >>

    advocacy, hiv prevention, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, MTN 017, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, research
  2. IRMA in Thailand to Prep for MTN 017

    IRMA, the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), AVAC, and local partners participated in two community consultations in Thailand last week on the upcoming Phase II rectal microbicide trial called MTN 17.    Community stakeholders in Chiang Mai and Bangkok were provided updates on the field and were asked to provide feedback to the MTN about the draft MTN 017 Read More >>

    Asia, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Boston, IRMA, Lima, MTN, MTN 017, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, Thailand
  3. Pittsburgh’s Dynamic Rectal Duo

    IRMA Scientific Vice Chair Ian McGowan and his research/life partner, Ross Cranston (also a member of the IRMA Steering Committee) are featured in CUE Pittsburgh this month. They talk about our favorite topic – rectal microbicides – and a trial taking place right in Pittsburgh that gay men can get involved in. The article, below, starts on Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Ross Cranston, gay men, new prevention technologies, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, research
  4. International Rectal Microbicide Advocates cheers launch of world’s third rectal microbicide trial

    Calls for more funding to strengthen field This brings us another step closer to the development of safe and effective rectal microbicides for use during anal intercourse. The world’s third rectal microbicide trial launched in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today, with sites preparing to open in Boston, Massachusetts, and Birmingham, Alabama soon. Scientists will test the rectal safety and Read More >>

    Africa, anal intercourse, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, Kadiri Audu, MTN, MTN 007, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir
  5. Pitt working on microbicides formulated as films/strips

    via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, by Luis Fabregas Borrowing a concept used to make breath strips, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are developing a quick-dissolving vaginal film containing an HIV-blocking drug, officials said Wednesday. “The idea is that it would dissolve quickly in the vagina to prevent HIV infection,” said Sharon Hillier, a senior investigator at Magee-Womens Research Read More >>

    Dr. Sharon Hillier, MTN, Pittsburgh, vaginal microbicide
  6. 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 >>

    anal health, anus, M2010, Microbicides 2010, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, safer sex, sexual behavior, sexual health, vaginal microbicide
  7. IRMA oughta be in pictures – Microbicides 2010 paparazzi

    Check out more pics on our Flickr page Microbicides 2010 a la IRMA – including lots from the wonderful launch party of our new report – From Promise to Product: Advancing Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy.

    IRMA, M2010, Pittsburgh
  8. HIV prevention research focus of International Microbicides Conference May 22-25

    via EurekAlert! HIV prevention researchers, policy makers and community advocates from more than 35 countries will be in Pittsburgh, May 22-25 to attend the 2010 International Microbicides Conference (M2010). Unlike previous meetings, M2010 will encompass a broader spectrum of HIV prevention research and related topics, hence the theme Building Bridges in HIV Prevention. In addition to discussing Read More >>

    M2010, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, research, vaginal microbicide
  9. Please Register Today: M2010 Pre-Conference Advocates Workshop

      M2010 Pre-Conference WorkshopSaturday, 22 May 2010, 8:30am – 3:30pm Westin Convention Center Hotel, Pittsburgh 1000 Penn Avenue,  Pittsburgh, PA, USA  Westmoreland Room, 2nd Floor  (Lunch will be provided) The Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), in close partnership with the African Microbicide Advocacy Group (AMAG), AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention Research), the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates Read More >>

    AMAG, AVAC, IRMA, M2010, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  10. Microbicides 2010 – January 22 is DEADLINE DAY

    Deadline for submission of  scholarship applications and abstracts is January 22, 2010 at 6pm EST  EARLY REGISTRATION has been extended to February 15 SAVE on your conference registration fee! Register for the conference and submit your payment by January 22, 2010, to save over USD$50. Registration fees increase after 6:00 p.m. (eastern time) on January 22, 2010. Read More >>

    behavioral research, M2010, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, research, vaginal microbicide