Category Archives: Africa

  1. South African Clinicians Outline Best Treatment for Prevention Practices

    via mg.co.za, by Mia Malan South African guidelines for the preventative use of HIV medication by men who have sex with men who are not infected with the virus are to be published in the peer-reviewed academic publication, Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, this month. The treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep), consists of an antiretroviral (ARV) pill Read More >>

    Africa, ARV, HIV, hiv prevention, MSM, PrEP, South Africa, Tenofovir
  2. Joyce Banda Intends to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Malawi

    via pisnews.net, by Monica Tabengwa Jun 14 2012 (IPS) – At a news conference shortly after she was sworn in as Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda announced her government’s intention to decriminalise homosexuality. It is unclear how she will achieve this, but the move is in stark contrast to the approach of her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, who Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, discrimination, homosexuality, LGBT rights, Malawi
  3. Appropriate Health Services Needed for Men Who Have Sex With Men in South Africa

    via sahivsoc.org, by Rebe K, De Swardt G, Struthers H, McIntyre JA Until fairly recently, the healthcare needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) have been under-researched and under-resourced in South Africa.1 This has occurred despite emerging local evidence confirming high rates of HIV among this most at risk or key population (MARP). Notwithstanding inclusion Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, criminalization, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, MARPs, MSM, South Africa, STI
  4. PrEP Provides New Hope for HIV Prevention in Nigeria

    via Leadership, by Winifred Ogbebo *Mentions IRMA advocate Morenike Ukpong!* Like a breath of fresh air, the news that a combination prevention drug would soon hit the Nigerian market is definitely something to cheer about, given Nigeria’s high prevalence of HIV rate, which is said to be second only to South Africa in the African continent. WINIFRED Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, Nigeria, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, South Africa, sub-saharan Africa, Truvada
  5. Rosie the Riveter Can No Longer Represent the Face of Microbicide Research: Lessons from M2012

    by IRMA member Morenike Ukpong Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, hiv prevention, Microbicides, Nigeria, prevention, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide, women
  6. IRMA Recruiting Advocates to Advance African Rectal Microbicide Agenda

    Want to Advance Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy in Africa? Then IRMA wants YOU Now that IRMA’s Project ARM (Africa for Rectal Microbicides) has developed a roadmap for Africa-focused rectal microbicide research and advocacy priorities – embodied in our wonderful new report On the Map: Ensuring Africa’s Plance in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy  – we are Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research
  7. Project ARM’s new report – now available on Issuu

    “On the Map: Ensuring Africa’s Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy” is the result of an intensive two-day consultation conducted by IRMA with over 40 Africans and allies that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in early December 2011. It calls for a set of activities related to research and community mobilization designed to fully engage Africans, Read More >>

    Africa, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  8. Rectal microbicides become a high priority in the fight against HIV in Africa

    IRMA launches African-inspired, African-led initiative that says ‘yes’ to rectal microbicides SYDNEY – Today IRMA (International Rectal Microbicide Advocates) will officially release “On the Map: Ensuring Africa’s Place in Rectal Microbicide Research and Advocacy” at a special evening reception at the international Microbicides 2012 conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. The report can be found here. A cornerstone Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, behavioral research, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  9. Sudan: New Magazine Causes Hope Amongst Gays

    via GayStar News, by Dan Littauer A new online lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine in Sudan, north Africa, is a first for the country where homosexuality is still punished by death and an opportunity for gay people to start discussing their lives and hopes for the future. Rainbow Sudan published articles discussing topics including being gay Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, Gay, lesbians, lgbt community, Sudan
  10. World Delegates Fight to Protect Homosexuals and Prostitutes in Uganda

    via AllAfrica.com, by Gloria Nakiyimba World politicians meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, have agreed on the need to repeal laws discriminating against HIV/Aids which they say have contributed to an increase in the rate of new infections. MP’s at the Inter Parliamentary Union assembly said laws that criminalize transmission of HIV, laws against sexual workers and Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, discrimination, Kampala, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda, UNAIDS