Category Archives: sexual health

  1. Meet Hailey Gilmore, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Find out a little about Hailey Gilmore in her interesting mini-bio, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Hailey is one of five new bios we are featuring.  Hailey GilmoreSan Francisco, California, USA Hailey Gilmore studied international development in college and was always interested in sexual health promotion Read More >>

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  2. Soooooooo….. Are Lubes Safe?

    via Positive Lite, by Marc-André LeBlanc “This situation is unacceptable. We’re in 2013, for the love of all that is wet and wild! How can we not know the answer to such a fundamental question—are lubes safe?”   Here I am again, standing in front of a giant wall of lube options at a local store. Water-based, silicone-based, Read More >>

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  3. Announcing Version 2.0 of the GLAM Toolkit for lube access advocacy in Africa– now in French and English

    Today IRMA, in collaboration with amfAR and AVAC, is excited to release a re-designed Version 2.0  of the GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa. The Toolkit is now available in French in addition to English – making it more useful for Francophone speakers in Africa – and the new design makes Read More >>

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  4. VIDEO: IRMA’s Jim Pickett – Condoms Not Enough in HIV Fight

    “Using condoms for your entire sexual life works for some people. And for others, it doesn’t.”  Video via Be The Generation IRMA chair Jim Pickett discusses the need for new ways to prevent HIV, like rectal microbicides. ——————-  *Join IRMA’s robust, highly-active. moderated, global listserv addressing rectal microbicide research and advocacy as well as other interesting new Read More >>

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  5. TIME SENSITIVE: Have You (or Your Organization) Endorsed Our Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety Yet?

    Have you and/or your organization endorsed the Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety yet? (lists or endorsers in formation below.) We are going to be closing the call soon, so please make your move on lube safety NOW. Click here to read the Call and to endorse. We must KNOW whether water-based and silicone-based lubricants used during sex Read More >>

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  6. African Common Position Paper Highlights Importance of Condom-Compatible Lubes and Rectal Microbicide Research

    Our friends at AIDS Accountability International (AAI), in conjunction with The African Union Commission (AUC), recognised the need for greater African civil society organisation representation in the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) process. So, tt was decided to create the African Common Position (ACP) on ICPD to reflect and include the perspectives, recommendations and expertise of Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, Africa, African Union, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research, sexual health
  7. Global Call to Action: Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety (Have You Endorsed Yet?)

    Have you or your organization endorsed the Global Call to Action Demanding Answers on Lubricant Safety? Since Valentine’s Day, 140 organizations and 293 individuals in nearly fifty countries have endorsed the call to action – and numbers continue to grow! Please add your name if you haven’t already. Full lists of endorsers is below. Background: Recent studies Read More >>

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  8. 263 Organizations and Individuals Have Endorsed the Call to Action on Lube Safety – HAVE YOU SIGNED ON?

    Since we launched the Call to Action on Lubricant Safety on Valentine’s Day, we have collected 84 organizational endorsements and 179 individual endorsements from every corner of the globe. Thank you to ALL who have endorsed so far. The list of organizational endorsers is provided below. Is your organization on the list? If you haven’t endorsed yet – now Read More >>

    advocacy, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IRMA, lubricant, safety, sex, sexual health
  9. 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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  10. Meet Toon – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Wipas Wimonsate (Toon), the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Toon 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 Read More >>

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