Category Archives: STI

  1. Translating clinical efficacy into public health effectiveness

    via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant At the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), not only the decibels went up on ending AIDS but also sane voices were heard demanding a well-costed and thought-through strategy on how to end AIDS. One of the strategies that will complement a comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, AVAC, condoms, FDA, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, MTN, MTN 017, PrEP, rectal microbicide, risk, STI, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada
  2. Anal health is not just a gay issue: Women need rectal microbicides too

    via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant “It is high time that anal health and hygiene comes out of the closet” said Dr Ross Cranston from University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Cranston was referring to the multitude of anal health complications people practicing receptive anal sex are likely to be dealing with in their lives and very Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, herpes, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, STI, women, Women's Health
  3. [Project ARM] GLAM Lube Distribution Survey

    via Survey Monkey, for [Project ARM] GLAM Lube Distribution Survey Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey on lubricant distribution in your country. International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) has launched a special initiative called “Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides” to ensure rectal microbicide research and advocacy are on the African map. Read More >>

    Africa, amfAR, anal intercourse, AVAC, condoms, GLAM, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, STI, vaginal microbicide
  4. Preaching to the choir? Advocating condoms and lubes at AIDS 2012

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012, and after.] via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant At the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), the ‘And Lubes’ campaign that brought attention to the fact that condoms should be distributed along Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, condoms, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, lubricant, STI, UNAIDS
  5. Legal barriers and stereotypes block care services for same sex couples

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012, and after.] via Citizen News Service, by Jittima Jantanamalaka Despite alarming HIV rates amongst the men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, many countries, community leaders, media and society at large continue Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, CDC, Citizen News Service, discrimination, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, IRMA, MSM, rectal microbicide, risk, STI, stigma, transgendered
  6. Anti-HIV rectal microbicide research moves ahead

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012.] via Citizens News Service, by Bobby Ramakant It is indeed promising to note the momentum rectal microbicides research and development has attained, more so when there is a global call to end AIDS at the Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, anal sex, Citizen News Service, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, MTN, rectal microbicide, risk, STI
  7. …Lubes in the Spotlight at AIDS 2012

    [Citizen News Service and IRMA are collaborating to amplify rectal microbicide research and advocacy, as well as IRMA-led initiatives, throughout AIDS 2012.] via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant Most men, women and transgender people who practice anal sex use some kind of a lubricant (lube) ranging from expensive and commercially marketed branded lubes to saliva or Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, condoms, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, lubricant, rectal microbicide, STI, UNAIDS, United Nations
  8. Meet Amber – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Amber Rucker, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Amber is one of 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 of Read More >>

    gay men, HIV, HIV transmission, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MSM, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, STI, Tenofovir, transgendered, Truvada
  9. Meet Carol – a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Carol Odada, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Carol is one of six new bios just posted yesterday, including individuals from Thailand, Kenya and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read all of them here right Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, AVAC, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, Kenya, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, sexual health, STI
  10. Married ‘Heterosexual’ Kenyan Men Who Have Sex With Other Men Form Support Group

    via Identity Kenya A new group of otherwise heterosexual men who engage in sexual activity with other men has been formed to create awareness on HIV and also fight blackmail that most of their members have fallen prey to. The group, Married Men Initiative (MMI), so far, boasts of fifty to sixty married men who meet regularly Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, condoms, heterosexuality, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, lubricant, MSM, safer sex, sexual behavior, sexual identity, STI