Category Archives: South America

  1. LGBTQ Discrimination Undermining HIV Prevention in Guatemala

    via IPS News, by Danilo Valladares Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people “face discrimination in health centres due to homophobia and transphobia, and do not receive treatment tailored to our needs. That’s why we still represent the largest number of cases of HIV,” Valdez told IPS. Among men who have sex with men in the country, 7.6 Read More >>

    discrimination, homophobia, IRMA, IRMA ALC, LGBT rights, South America
  2. Using Conjoint Analysis to Measure the Acceptability of Rectal Microbicides Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Four South American Cities

    via Pubmed.gov, by Kinsler JJ, Cunningham WE, Nureña CR, Nadjat-Haiem C, Grinsztejn B, Casapia M, Montoya-Herrera O, Sánchez J, Galea JT. Abstract Conjoint Analysis (CJA), a statistical market-based technique that assesses the value consumers place on product characteristics, may be used to predict acceptability of hypothetical products. Rectal Microbicides (RM)-substances that would prevent HIV infection during receptive Read More >>

    Brazil, Ecuador, IRMA ALC, MSM, Peru, rectal microbicide, South America
  3. IRMA ALC Presents on PrEP and Rectal Microbicides for Lima’s Gay Community

    by Steve Miralles On May 11th, IRMA ALC (América Latina y el Caribe), based at Epicentro Gay Men’s Community Center in Lima, Peru, hosted a presentation on PrEP and rectal microbicides. More than 15 men attended the presentation that was facilitated by IRMA-ALC leaders Steve Miralles and Jerome Galea. The 15 community members included doctors, lawyers, psychologists Read More >>

    iPrEx, IRMA, IRMA ALC, Peru, PrEP, rectal microbicide, South America
  4. Acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis as an HIV prevention strategy: barriers and facilitators to pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake among at-risk Peruvian populations

    IRMA Steering Committee member Jerome T. Galea is lead author of this fascinating paper. Here he provides an overview of the study. Click here to access the full paper. “The study examined pre-exposure prophylaxis acceptability (PrEP) among female sex workers, male-to-female transgendered persons and men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru.  Focus groups explored social Read More >>

    iPrEx, MSM, Peru, PrEP, sex work, South America, transgendered
  5. Dignity Denied: Violation of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women

    From the Center for Reproductive Rights More women than ever before are living with HIV around the world, and too many of them suffer cruel reproductive rights violations. The Center’s newest fact-finding report, Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women in Chilean Health Facilities, reveals the extent of the problem through the stories of 27 Read More >>

    HIV, human rights, South America
  6. IRMA ALC announces “Acceptability of Rectal Microbicides (RM): Barriers and facilitators of RM use among MSM in 4 South American Cities”

    English: IRMA-ALC (America Latina y el Caribe) founding members Jerome Galea (UCLA Program in Public Health, Latin America); Jórge Sánchez (INMENSA – Peru), Orlando Montoya (Equidad – Ecuador) and Beatriz Grinsztejn (Fiocruz – Brazil) are excited to announce funding received from the UCLA AIDS Institute and the UCLA Center for AIDS Research for a new project entitled, Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, Brazil, Ecuador, IRMA ALC, MSM, Peru, rectal microbicide, research, South America