Category Archives: safety

  1. Cheeky! IRMA Chair Chats Up Microbicides, Lube Safety, and No Promo Homo

    Rapid HIV testing: Australia’s ‘big embarrassment’via SX and CityVoice (Sydney), by Brendan Bolger …Anal sex could be playing an important role in (heterosexual) HIV transmission. Vulnerable women have unprotected anal sex. Anal sex is used as contraception… Read the rest.

    Australia, gay men, lubricant, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, safety, Sydney
  2. NEW: Lube Safety Fact Sheet and QA for Advocates

    IRMA urges more research on lube safety After an extraordinary amount of work with IRMA’s Lube Safety Working Group and members of the IRMA Steering Committee – led by IRMA Secretary Marc-André LeBlanc over the course of four months and many, many drafts – we are delighted to release two important documents to help you gain a Read More >>

    lubricant, Marc-André LeBlanc, rectal microbicide, research, safety
  3. Dapivirine in Development as Microbicide to Protect Women from HIV

    From the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, by Nel AM, Smythe SC, Habibi S, Kaptur PE, et al. Dapivirine, a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, is in development as a microbicide for the protection of women against HIV infection. A randomized, double-blind, phase 1 trial was conductied in 36 health HV-negative women to compare the pharmacokinetics of Read More >>

    Microbicides, research, safety
  4. The whirlwind of anal lubricant news – let’s get a grip!

    There has been a TON of press in the last day stemming from the Microbicides 2010 conference regarding two new studies on the safety of lubricants used for anal sex. Below is IRMA’s press release, an audio recording of the press conference where this information was presented to the media, and a number of good, non-hyperbolic stories. Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, IRMA, lubricant, M2010, rectal microbicide, research, safety
  5. What gay men can teach straights about safe sex

    via Salon.com, by Tracy Clark-Flory Women are skipping the condoms when it comes to, well, the backdoor. It seems women have a safe sex blind spot when it comes to anal sex, according to a new report by the New York City Health Department. Far fewer women consistently use condoms during anal sex than men who sleep Read More >>

    anal health, anal sex, heterosexual epidemic, HIV transmission, men, safer sex, safety, sexual behavior, sexual health, STD, STI, women
  6. STI, HIV Counseling Inadequate in Male Teens

    via Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, by media team Despite national guidelines aimed at improving sexual health services for teenagers, most sexually active boys — even those who report high-risk sexual behaviors — still get too little counseling about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during their visits to the doctor, according to a study led by Read More >>

    male sexuality, risk, safer sex, safety, sexual behavior, sexual health
  7. New Lab Test Offers Better Prediction of Microbicide Safety

    Newswise — Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have devised a laboratory test for predicting whether microbicides against HIV are safe for human use. The researchers have also discovered why several supposedly “safe” microbicides made women more susceptible to HIV infection. The study appears today in the online version of the Journal of Read More >>

    Dr. Betsy Herold, research, safety
  8. IRMA Exclusive: A Preview of New Rectal Microbicide Safety Studies

    IRMA’s next Global Teleconference Thursday, March 19, 2009 Featuring presentations by Medical Research Council’s Dr. Sheena McCormack (UK – on left), UCLA’s Dr. Peter Anton (center) and Dr. Ian McGowan, University of Pittsburgh (right). Be among the first to know about upcoming rectal microbicide trials – including rectal safety studies of tenofovir and Pro2000 – from the Read More >>

    Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Peter Anton, Dr. Sheena McCormack, IRMA, rectal microbicide, safety, teleconference
  9. Microbicides Essentials – E-Learning about Rectal Microbicides and Much More!

    The Microbicides Essentials course is now available on-lineat the Prevention Research E-Learning Centrehttp://www.hivpreventionresearch.org/ Designed for clinical trial field staff and advocates who want a more comprehensive understanding of the microbicides field, Microbicides Essentials will help you answer the tough questions that you hear everyday. The Microbicides Essentials course features in-depth modules covering: * Science of HIV & Read More >>

    advocacy, Global Campaign for Microbicides, HIV transmission, rectal microbicide, research, safety, vaginal microbicide