IRMA Materials - Videos, reports, fact sheets
>>>See Community Presentations for PowerPoints IRMA members have presented in various venues.
FRESH VIDEO - The Rectal Revolution is Here
Check out the new video "The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials" in English, Spanish, or Thai. Developed in collaboration with Microbicide Trials Network and Population Council, the 14-minute video includes researchers, advocates, and trial participants. It discusses the need for rectal microbicides and the role of clinical trials in developing products that are safe and effective. The video is available on YouTube and is available as an electonic file for individuals and organizations who want to use it for workshops and educational sessions. Please email IRMA at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the video in electronic file format.
A video facilitator's guide has been produced in English, Spanish, and Thai. This guide is meant to be used as a preparation tool for people leading community discussions, workshops, or recruitment sessions who will be showing the educational video. Background information on rectal microbicide research and the clinical trial process is included in the guide. We hope you find it useful. Please email IRMA at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa
"The GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa" is available in English and in French ("La boîte à outils GLAM - Plaidoyer pour améliorer l'accès en Afrique à du lubrifiant fiable et adapté au préservatif"). The Toolkit, published by IRMA, amfAR and AVAC, provides background on the status of lubricant (lube) access in Africa and suggests potential strategies for civil society and government partners to secure and distribute sustainable supplies of safe, condom-compatible lube. Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) is a campaign of IRMA's Project ARM (Africa for Rectal Microbicides) initiative.
On The Map: Ensuring Africa's Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy
Click here for the report, published April 2012. Click here to learn more about IRMA's initiative "Project ARM - Africa for Rectal Microbicides" that generated this report, including the GLAM campaign - Global Lube Access Mobilsation.
Read the press announcement, released at Microbicides 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Click here and here for IRMA Facebook photos from the two-day "Project ARM" strategy meeting with African and global advocates and scientists held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in late 2011.
More IRMA reports
Lube safety materials
QUICK CLICK - Top 10 Things You Need to Know About IRMA's Lube Work - plus lots of lube safety info and resources.
Safety of lubricants for rectal use: A fact sheet for HIV educators and advocates
Get the fact sheet in Spanish. French. Portuguese. Russian. Chinese. Thai.
Safety of lubricants for rectal use: Questions & Answers for HIV educators and advocates
Get the Q&A in Spanish. French. Portuguese. Russian. Chinese. Thai.
[Thanks to the Global Forum on MSM and HIV for providing the wonderful array of translations of our lube safety documents. The Thai translations are courtesy of IRMA allies Natalie Keretho and Wipas Wimonsate.]
Fact Sheets, PowerPoint [English, Spanish, French, Russian]
Click here for IRMA's Rectal Microbicides 101 fact sheet in English, prepared in May, 2010.
Click here for this fact sheet in Spanish (¿Qué son microbicidas rectales?).
Click here for this fact sheet in French (Tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur les microbicides rectaux).
Click here for this fact sheet in Russian (Ректальные микробициды 101).
Click here for Rectal Microbicides: The Basics, IRMA's adaptable PowerPoint presentation that can be downloaded and utilized in a variety of contexts. Click here for an older version of Microsoft PowerPoint if the other one doesn't work for you. Click here for this presentation in Spanish.
The presentation, prepared in May, 2010, comes complete with talking points. Slides may be edited as appropriate. IRMA members and other community advocates are encouraged to use this presentation and help increase awareness and education around rectal microbicides. IRMA is available for any technical assistance needs - just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created in 2005, the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) is comprised of over 1,200 advocates, policymakers and leading scientists from 6 continents working together to advance a robust rectal microbicide research and development agenda - with the goal of creating safe, effective, acceptable and accessible rectal microbicides for the women and men around the world who engage in anal intercourse.
IRMA unites AIDS advocates, scientists, and policymakers around the globe in efforts to confront the institutional, socio-cultural and political stigma and denial around the public health need for rectal microbicide research and to increase funding and commitment within this field of inquiry. IRMA hosts a moderated listserv and sponsors regular international conference calls featuring expert updates on the status of rectal microbicide research as well as other relevant developments in HIV prevention technology. It also engages in transnational projects such as a lubricant use survey, designed to gather important data for future research on the safety of over the counter sexual lubricants and insights into acceptability issues for future rectal microbicides.
Click here for general membership information.
IRMA's Terms of Reference.
IRMA released a Consensus Statement on Rectal Safety of Vaginal Microbicides May 17, 2007, calling upon the microbicide community to support rectal safety trials of vaginal microbicides which have progressed to Phase III efficacy trials, and to ensure that the introduction of safe and efficacious vaginal microbicides shall not be delayed by collecting and reviewing rectal safety data. The full statement is endorsed by the African Microbicides Advocacy Group, the Alliance for Microbicide Development and the Global Campaign for Microbicides.
"Men & Women Demand Rectal Microbicides" is a poster that was presented at AIDS 2006: XVI International AIDS Conference.