Category Archives: research

  1. IRIN PlusNews: Lack of lube hurts HIV prevention

    via IRIN PlusNews “Key populations – such as MSM and sex workers – who need the lubricant the most, often get their health-related services from local NGOs, which are not often included in [HIV/AIDS] policies or broader [health] programmes,” explained Bidia Deperthes, a senior HIV adviser with UNFPA’s Comprehensive Condom Programming division in New York. KATHMANDU, 21 February Read More >>

    anal sex, gay men, GLAM, Global Lube Access Mobilisation, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, research, safety, sex work
  2. IRMA Issues Global Call to Action: We Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

    More than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don’t know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda.   Please join us. Click here to endorse this global Call to Action Read More >>

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  3. Cell Damage Caused by Application of Certain Personal Lubricants Does Not Increase Risk of HIV Infection in Tissues Exposed to HIV in a Laboratory, According to a New Study

    Below is an adapted version of the official MTN press release that went out moments ago on this study and associated PLoS One paper (“Is Wetter Better? An Evaluation of Over-the-Counter Personal Lubricants for Safety and Anti-HIV-1 Activity”). The IRMA modifications to the release – which do not alter any facts – underscore and emphasize that the study involved exposing human tissues to HIV in Read More >>

    lubricant, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, research, safety
  4. Meet Annette Larkin, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Annette Larkin, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Annette is one of five new bios posted last week. Annette LarkinAlexandria, Virginia, USA “It’s possible that microcides will really find a home in the rectum, so to speak.” Annette is an IRMA advocate, Read More >>

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  5. Meet Jim Higginbotham, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Jim Higginbotham, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Jim is one of five new bios posted last week. Jim HigginbothamBirmingham, Alabama, USA “I must continue to inspire others, especially the younger generation to carry the torch until the end of HIV.” Read More >>

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  6. 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
  7. Meet Jeton, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Jeton Ademaj, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Jeton is one of five new bios posted October 30, 2012. Jeton AdemajNew York City, USA “Don’t be afraid to own your sexuality, and don’t be afraid to defend human nature from those who Read More >>

    advocacy, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, research
  8. AIDSTAR-One – Ready, Set, Rectal Microbicides: An Update on Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy

    via AIDSTAR-One, by Jim Pickett (IRMA chair) [This article was written for AIDSTAR-One’s “Spotlight on Prevention” series.] Until recently, microbicide research has focused on vaginal microbicides. Recent initiatives and ongoing studies highlight the need for safe and effective rectal microbicides as part of an essential HIV prevention toolkit. Around the turn of the millennium, the microbicide field Read More >>

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  9. Download Your Rectal Road Map to AIDS 2012

    The AIDS 2012 Rectal Road Map put together by IRMA is a quick guide to rectal microbicide-related research and advocacy content + other selected sessions of interest at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. It’s a big conference – you don’t want to get lost, or miss any of these really great sessions! IRMA’s Rectal Road Read More >>

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  10. Get Your Rectal Road Map to AIDS 2012

    The AIDS 2012 Rectal Road Map put together by IRMA is a quick guide to rectal microbicide-related research and advocacy content + other selected sessions of interest at the upcoming International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. Check it out – and use it to plan your conference activities with a rectal lens!Mama IRMA hopes to see you Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research