Select Community Presentations 2015
South Africa 4 Rectal Microbicides:
A Stakeholder Consultation on Research and Advocacy
IRMA and AVAC held a stakeholder consultation on June 11, 2015 during the SAAIDS conference in Durban, South Africa. The purpose was to help inform the research and advocacy agenda in support of the development of safe, effective, acceptable, and accessible rectal microbicides for men, women, and transgender individuals with a South African lens. The consultation was held in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and the Microbicide Trials Network. Below please find links to the 6 PowerPoints that were presented.
An introduction to rectal microbicide development: Ian McGowan, Microbicide Trials Network
An overview of MTN-017 and an introduction to MTN-026: Ross Cranston, Microbicide Trials Network
New rectal microbicide formulations: Ian McGowan
Beyond HIV: Rectal microbicides to prevent HIV and other STIs: José Romero, Population Council
Community Perspectives on Rectal Microbicides; Forward, Ever Forward: Brian Kanyemba, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and Jim Pickett, IRMA
Select Community Presentations 2013
"Biomedical Prevention and Anal Sex", presented by Cindra Feuer and Jim Pickett at AMSHeR's 2-day Sexual Health and Rights Institute, which was held in December 2013 prior to ICASA 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.
"Africa Needs Safe and Accessible Lube Today; Rectal Microbicides Tomorrow", presented by Cindra Feuer and Jim Pickett at the AMSHeR pre-conference at ICASA 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.
MTN-017 Trial Launch Webinar. Be the Generation Bridge and International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) hosted a webinar October 1, 2013 to mark the launch of MTN-017, the first-ever phase II safety study of a rectal microbicide. Ross D. Cranston, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and co-leader of MTN-017, presented on the trial details, followed by Jim Pickett of IRMA who presented on the community engagement activities undertaken in support of the trial. Click here for Ross's slides. Click here for Jim's slides.
"The Bottom Line in HIV Prevention… Rectal Microbicides," presented by Jim Pickett at the 22nd Annual Illinois HIV/STD Conference, October 16, 2013.
"The Bottom Line on Rectal and Vaginal Microbicide Research," presented by Jim Pickett of IRMA at The 4th Decade of the HIV Epidemic: Midwest Regional Response, Chicago,September 17, 2013.
"HIV Prevention Europe Webinars: Rectal Microbicides," the seventh webinar in a series addressing a range of topics in HIV prevention research, was hosted September 12, 2013 jointly by NAM and AVAC. Speakers: Ian McGowan, University of Pittsburgh, Carolina Herrera, Imperial College, Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Columbia University, Marc-André LeBlanc, IRMA (click here to access the notes for Marc-André's slides). All presenter slides, plus a link to an audio recording, are available here. The slides are a huge file, so may take awhile to download.
"Everything You Need to Know About Anal Health and HIV," presented in a workshop at the United States Conference on AIDS, September 10, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
Summary Report from "Rectal Microbicides for HIV Prevention: A Transgender Update and Consultation." Consultation held in San Francisco, CA on May 19, 2013.
"An update on topical microbicide development" presented by Ian McGowan and "Making anal sex safe: current status of products for rectal use" presented by Ross Cranston at the STI & AIDS World Congress 2013, Symposium 01 - Microbicides To Prevent HIV/STD 2013: An Update.
"Adherence to rectal microbicide use among mainly ethnic minority young men who have sex with men (MSM): lessons from a 3-month placebo gel trial at three US sites" - presented by Alex Carballo-Diéguez at IAS 2013. Click here for abstract.
"The Present and Future of Microbicides" - presented by IRMA's Jim Pickett at the Los Angeles Biomedical Forum, May 2013.
"Rectal Microbicides: Can We Make Them and Will People Use Them?" - presented by the Microbicide Trial Network's Ian McGowan for community members at the MTN Annual Meeting in March, 2013.
"The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research" - presented by IRMA's Jim Pickett at the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City, January 2013. The new video "The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials" was screened at this presentation as well. Watch the 14 minute video on YouTube in English - http://tinyurl.com/RectalRevEnglish, in Spanish - http://tinyurl.com/RectalRevSpanish or Thai - http://tinyurl.com/RectalRevThai. A short English version of the video - 90 seconds - can be found here.
Select Community Presentations 2012
"Improve Lube Access in Africa with the New GLAM Toolkit" - presented by IRMA's Jim Pickett at the AVAC Partner's Forum, Johannesburg South Africa, December 2012.
"Rectal Cytotoxicity Evaluation of a Water-based Hyperosmolar Lubricant in Cynomolgus Macaques" - poster presented at the 30th Annual Symposium on Non-Human Primate Models for AIDS, October 2012, by Sundaram Ajay Vishwanathan (CDC), et. al.
"Africa Needs Rectal Microbicdes Too: Strategies to Ensure Africa is on the Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy Map," poster presented at AIDS 2012, by Jim Pickett et. al.
"On The Map: Ensuring Africa's Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy," presented in the MSM Networking Zone in the AIDS 2012 Global Village, by IRMA/Project ARM members.
"Rectal Douching Patterns for Anal Intercourse: Findings from a Global Internet Survey," presented at AIDS 2012, poster by Marjan Javanbakht,et. al.
"Rectal Microbicide Advocacy From Here to There... And Especially in Places Where the Sun
Don't Shine," presented at the AIDS 2012 satellite session "Rectal Microbicides: Making HIV Prevention Gel" by Jim Pickett.
"The Science of Rectal Microbicides: Can We Make Them And Will People Use Them?" presented at the AIDS 2012 satellite session "Rectal Microbicides: Making HIV Prevention Gel" by Ian McGowan.
"Sometimes it's Painful: Anal Intercourse and Sexual Decision Making Among Black Men who have Sex with Men in South African Townships," poster presented at AIDS 2012, by Kate Collier et. al.
"The Difference a Decade Makes: Mileposts on the Road to Ending HIV/AIDS" presented by IRMA Member Mark Hubbard in a number of settings in the spring of 2012.
Microbicides 2012 Presentations and Posters
This entire section includes presentations and posters from the Microbicides 2012 conference held in Sydney, Australia, April 15 - 18, 2012. Scroll down for presentations delivered in early 2012 prior to this conference.
Click here, here, here, and here for IRMA's Facebook photo albums with pics taken by IRMA advocates at the conference. Click here for IRMA's "Rectal Road Map" of the conference highlighting research and advocacy sessions related to rectal microbicides.
*Read "On the Map: Ensuring Africa's Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy" launched at M2012 as part of IRMA's Project ARM initiative.
*Video: Ian McGowan and Jim Pickett talk about the latest in rectal microbicide research and advocacy at the conference.
M2012 Symposium: Ready, Set, Rectal Microbicides - A Multinational Update on Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy
"Anal Health in Rectal Microbicide Studies," by Ross Cranston.
"Rectal behaviors: A Global Overview," presented by Shauna Stahlman.
"Rectal Microbicides Advocacy in Africa," presented by Kadiri Audu.
"Achieving Optimal Use of a Rectal Microbicide – The African MSM Perspective," presented by Sekoni Adekemi and Kadiri Audu.
"Are Lubes Safe for Rectal Use? Next Steps for Researchers and Advocates," presented by Marc-André LeBlanc.
"Challenges in addressing community understanding of rectal microbicides," presented by Obiajulu Augustina Amuamuziam.
"Ethics in a new era," presented by Bridget Haire.
“Partner Screening with Rapid Home HIV Tests as a Harm Reduction Strategy,” by Alex Carballo-Diéguez, et. al.
"PrEP and Criminalization of Men who Have sex with Men in Africa," presented by Brian Kanyemba.
"Rectal douching and lubricant use among global web-survey respondents," presented by Shauna Stahlman.
"Rectal-specific 1% tenofovir (TFV) gel protects rectal biopsies from infection with HIV-1 transmitted/founder viruses," presented by Charlene S. Dezzutti.
"Standard of prevention:a qualitative study of principal investigators' perspectives," presented by Bridget Haire.
"Use and acceptability of biomedical HIV prevention technologies among MSM and MSW in Vietnam," presented by Donn Colby.
"Common problems with lubricants for anal sex: challenges for rectal microbicide developers," by Elena C. Lumby, et. al.
"Contextualizing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Realities of HIV Prevention and Care in South Africa," by Brian Kanyemba, et. al.
"Outcomes evaluation of an HIV Prevention Project for male sex workers in Vietnam," by Donn Colby et. al.
Community Presentations 2012 continued...
Beyond Condoms: Research and Advocacy on New HIV Prevention Technologies presented March 10, 2012 by IRMA's Jim Pickett at the 15th Annual Positive Living conference held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Be a Rectal Rock Star presented by IRMA's Jim Pickett March 2, 2012 at the "Rectal Microbicides Research Agenday: A Community Update and Consultation" held at the Fenway Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rectal Microbicides:Can We Make Them And Will People Use Them? presented by Dr. Ian McGowan of the Microbicide Trials Network on January 21, 2012 at the "2012 National AAMSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities" held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy presented January 16, 2012 by IRMA's Jim Pickett at the PEPFAR meeting "HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for MSM: A Review of Evidence-Based Findings and Best Practices" held in Johannesburg, South Africa. IRMA's Tian Johnson also presented at this meeting. Click for his presentation Universal Access to Female Condoms in South Africa which also included information on Project ARM - Africa for Rectal Microbicides and lubricant access issues. Many other wonderful presentations were on the agenda as well. Click here to check them all out.
"Rectal Microbicide Advocacy - A Global Snapshot" presented by IRMA's Jim Pickett at "The Rectal Microbicides Research Agenda: Civil Society Updates and Consultations" held January 4, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand and January 5 in Bangkok, Thailand. Click here for the slides in English, and click here for the slides in Thai. Slide content was the same in both cities.
Select Community Presentations 2011
The following slides were presented at IRMA's Project ARM strategy meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 2 - 3 December, 2011. They set the stage for the development of the priority actions outlined in the new report "On The Map: Ensuring Africa's Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy" being released 17 April at the Microbicides 2012 conference.
Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy: Setting the Stage for Project ARM, presented by Jim Pickett.
State of Global Rectal Microbicide Research, presented by Ian McGowan.
Anal Intercourse and HIV Among MSM - Epidemiological Realities and Ways Forward, presented by Stefan Baral.
Human Rights Case Studies, presented by Paul Semugoma and Gift Trapence.
State of African Research on Topics Related to Rectal Microbicides, presented by Ben Brown, Zoe Duby and Brian Kanyemba.
Overview of Current Advocacy and Community Mobilisation Strategies in Africa, presented by Brian Kanyemba and Morenike Ukpong.
More Select Community Presentations 2011
Putting Your Ass on the Line Advocacy to MAKE IT WORK, presented at the United States Conference on AIDS – November 11, 2011 – Chicago by Jim Pickett – IRMA.
The Long and Winding Rectal Road… Global Rectal Microbicide Advocacy to Take Us Where We Want To Go presented at The Rectal Microbicides Research Agenda: A Civil Society Update and Consultation in Cape Town, South Africa, 7 October 2011, by Jim Pickett – IRMA and Brian Kanyemba – Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.
Are You Ready for the ARV Revolution? presented by IRMA's Jim Pickett at the Illinois State STD/HIV Conference in Springfield, IL, September 14, 2011.
The penile-vaginal penetrative assumption and its implications on sexual decision making, risk perception, and service provision, presented by Zoe Duby (IRMA member), Chris Colvin, Boniface Kitungulu at the 1st International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference, Durban, South Africa, June 11 - 13, 2011.
Heterosexual anal sex: knowledge, attitudes and practice in 5 East African communities, presented by Zoe Duby (IRMA member), Chris Colvin, Boniface Kitungulu at the 1st International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference, Durban, South Africa, June 11 - 13, 2011.
Developing Rectal Microbicides in Africa - the advocacy needed to make it happen - a poster presentation by IRMA member Brian Kanyemba at the Top2Btm symposium in Cape Town in May 23 - 25, 2011.
New Findings on the Future of Sex: The Latest in HIV Prevention Technology, presented by Jim Pickett on a teleconference for the Illinois Latino HIV/STD Network, April 13, 2011. Be sure to view the presentation in "slide show" mode, or you will miss pertinent information.
The Future of Sex is Fluid, presented by Jim Pickett, January 22, 2011, at the 2011 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV.
Update on Lubricant Safety & Rectal Microbicide Research/Advocacy, presented by Jim Pickett, January 19, 2011, for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV prevention staff.