Category Archives: amfAR

  1. Announcing Version 2.0 of the GLAM Toolkit for lube access advocacy in Africa– now in French and English

    Today IRMA, in collaboration with amfAR and AVAC, is excited to release a re-designed Version 2.0  of the GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa. The Toolkit is now available in French in addition to English – making it more useful for Francophone speakers in Africa – and the new design makes Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, amfAR, And Lube, AVAC, GLAM, IRMA, lubricant, sexual health
  2. Three Organisations Receive Support to Improve Lubricant Access in Africa

    IRMA*, amfAR*, and AVAC* are delighted to announce that IRMA Nigeria (in partnership with International Center on Advocacy for the Right to Health), Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL), and an organisation in Zambia** have been awarded Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) funding to campaign for access to safe, condom-compatible lubricants in their communities. Throughout the world, and Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, Africa, amfAR, anal intercourse, And Lube, AVAC, GLAM, Global Lube Access Mobilisation, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, lubricant, Project ARM, sexual behavior
  3. Introducing the GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve lubricant access in Africa

    Today, IRMA,  in collaboration with amfAR and AVAC, is delighted to officially release Version 1.0 of The GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa. The Toolkit provides background on the status of lubricant (lube) access in Africa and strategies for civil society and government partners to secure and distribute sustainable supplies of Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, amfAR, anal intercourse, AVAC, condoms, GLAM, Global Lube Access Mobilisation, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM
  4. [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
  5. Lubes a Key Priority in Africa

    [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 Condom-compatible lubes are a rarity in Africa forcing transgender women, gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual populations that engage Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, amfAR, anal sex, AVAC, Citizen News Service, condoms, GLAM, IRMA, MSM, Project ARM, rectal microbicide
  6. MSM Population May Be Neglected From HIV Funding

    via Funders Concerned About AIDS, by Owen Ryan At a community meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20th, Kevin Fenton, director of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention said, “Our own stigma, our own homophobia, cascades down in our funding and allocations…” Dr. Fenton was recognizing Read More >>

    amfAR, CDC, funding, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM
  7. Failure to Make MSM a Priority The authors of a study conducted by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health state that programmes financed through the Global Fund usually fail to address the needs of men who have sex with men, primarily because countries have failed to make this population a priority. Historically, programmes Read More >>

    Africa, amfAR, funding, gay men, MSM, PEPFAR
  8. New amfAR reports: Flat Funding and Other Trends Imperil Global AIDS Response

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and other vulnerable groups could be left behind as flat funding and other trends jeopardize the global response to HIV/AIDS, according to a series of amfAR reports published on the eve of the 18th International AIDS Conference.’ “The Shifting Global Health Landscape” looks at issues related to reaching vulnerable and Read More >>

    advocacy, amfAR, funding, Gay, Global Forum on MSM, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, PEPFAR
  9. A Sound Investment:The Multiplier Effect of AIDS Research

    Check out the new issue brief from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Treatment Action Group (TAG) on the need to increase investment in AIDS and health research in FY11 and beyond. IRMA members will find that this is an excellent advocacy tool. The brief includes information on: – Inflation adjusted AIDS research and NIH funding Read More >>

    amfAR, behavioral research, funding, NIH, research, TAG
  10. Funding for rectal microbicides has DECREASED in two years

    According to the latest report just released by the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group, funding for rectal microbicides research has decreased significantly in the past 2 years. When IRMA last tracked resources dedicated to RM research in 2006, we estimated that US$7.2 million was spent globally. According to the report Adapting to Realities: Trends Read More >>

    amfAR, Australia, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Europe, European Commission, funding, rectal microbicide, Rockefeller Foundation, UNFPA, United States, World Bank