Category Archives: Africa

  1. AIDS 2012 And Lube

    via Windy City Times, by Jim Pickett For seven, long, long days I dove into the deep end of the madness that was the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) and various ancillary meetings held in Washington, D.C., last week. It was a mad, mad world of 20,000 plus people from every corner of the planet running to Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, condoms, GLAM, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  2. Project ARM: Addressing HIV prevention needs of those practicing anal sex

    [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 Excerpt:“Project ARM was started by the International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA) two years ago to make sure that as the HIV prevention field moves ahead for research Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, Citizen News Service, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  3. Uganda AIDS Activist Sees Hope in Rectal Microbicides

    [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 Chief K Masimba Biriwasha UGANDAN AIDS activist and medical doctor, Paul Semugoma, 42, said that rectal microbicides have a potential to save the unnecessary loss of lives among men who Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, Gay, HIV transmission, IRMA, lubricant, Microbicides, MSM, rectal microbicide, Uganda
  4. Sunday at AIDS 2012 – Join Us For “Rectal Microbicides: Making HIV Prevention Gel”

    Please join IRMA and friends for this rectally riveting satellite session at AIDS 2012 – scheduled for Sunday, July 22 from 3:45 – 5:45pm in Mini Room 8 in the Convention Center. Get the latest news on rectal microbicides – from the scientific and advocacy fronts – and meet the stars from the video “The Rectal Revolution Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, hiv prevention, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  5. Battling on Behalf of Gay, Lesbians and Other Sexual Minorities: A Frontline Experience from Uganda

    by Anonymous (an IRMA member from Uganda) Are you aware you are abetting “homosexuality” in Uganda? Our grass-root takes us among “most at risk populations”-MARPs. The day dawned normally as a carry-over from the previous weekend spent visiting 7 scheduled gay men living with HIV. Come 8th March 2012 and another anonymous phone call. This time a Read More >>

    Africa, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, IRMA, LGBT rights, MARPs, MSM, Uganda
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. South Africa: Aids Response Must Be Guided By Human Rights and Justice

    via allAfrica, by Festus Mogae and Stephen Lewis In South Africa and across Africa, HIV continues to prey on women, sex workers and men who have sex with men. It is clear that to end the HIV epidemic, we must protect and support these groups. Archaic laws and customs make women and girls more vulnerable to HIV. Read More >>

    Africa, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, law, MSM, sex work, South Africa, sub-saharan Africa, testing, Treatment, women
  9. Kenya’s HIV Challenge: Easing Stigma For Gay Men

    via NPR, by Jason Beaubien Health officials in Kenya say reducing the transmission of HIV among gay men is a central part of their national AIDS strategy. But they face serious challenges, including the fact that homosexuality is still a crime in the East African nation. HIV rates among gay and bisexual men in Kenya are far Read More >>

    Africa, Bisexual, criminalization, discrimination, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, MSM, National AIDS Strategy, prostitution, safer sex, STI, stigma, testing
  10. France’s The Warning on Biomedical Prevention

    via The Warning (France) In France, the controversy between HIV organizations about PrEP appear in the media and social networks, from moral considerations disguised in ethical objections to classic behavioral speculations (as there was on the TasP or PEP) [4]. So, to clarify and defuse the situation, it should be noted some points : The biomedical prevention is a Read More >>

    Africa, condoms, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, PLWHA, PrEP