Category Archives: anal intercourse

  1. ANRS launches first PrEP trial for gay men in Europe

    via iPrEx NEws The ANRS (French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis) is about to launch in Europe the first pre-HIV exposure prevention trial in men who have sex with men. This phase III trial—ANRS IPERGAY—will start at the end of January 2012, in Paris (Hôpital Saint-Louis, Professor Jean-Michel Molina and Hôpital Tenon, Professor Read More >>

    anal intercourse, clinical trials, Europe, France, Gilead, Hepatitis B, MSM, PrEP, transgendered, Truvada
  2. Anal Intercourse in Nigeria

    via Nigerian Tribune, by Muda Oyeniran Not less than 12 percent of public secondary school students in Nigeria practise anal sex while 12.1 per cent of university students and 15.2 per cent adolescents in northern Nigeria engage in the act. Morenike Ukpong, the coordinator of the New Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation, who Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, IRMA Nigeria, IRMA-Lagos, Nigeria, rectal microbicide, sex work
  3. Off-Label Use of the Female Condom for Anal Intercourse Among Men in NYC

    via American Journal of Public Health, by Kelvin EA, Mantell JE, Candelario N, Hoffman S, Exner TM, Stackhouse W, Stein ZAAbstract We surveyed 111 male clients of an HIV/AIDS service organization in New York City in 2008 and 2009. Seventeen percent had used the female condom for anal intercourse; of these, 89.3% had used the female condom Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, condoms, female condom, New York, United States
  4. Early trial suggests rectal microbicide is safe and could significantly reduce HIV transmission!

    via University of California Los Angeles, by Enrique Rivero A topically applied microbicide gel containing a potent anti-HIV drug has been found to significantly reduce infection when applied to rectal tissue that was subsequently exposed to HIV in the laboratory, according to a new study by the UCLA AIDS Institute. The gel was also found to be Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, UCLA
  5. New study finds gay and bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires

    via Indiana University “The data revealed some interesting information on the types of sexual behavior that MSM reported, including that less than 40 percent of men engaged in anal intercourse during their most recent sexual event.” “Of all sexual behaviors that men reported occurring during their last sexual event, those involving the anus were the least common,” Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, gay men, MSM, sexual behavior
  6. IRMA Survey On Rect Douching and Enemas in 5 Languages – Please Participate!

    IRMA and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health are conducting a brief survey to help better understand the types of products people use rectally for anal sex including lubricants and enemas or douches. Take the survey in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, or Russian. We’re trying to gain a better understanding Read More >>

    anal health, anal intercourse, anal sex, enema, HIV, IRMA, rectal douche, STD, survey, UCLA
  7. Optimal Rectal Microbicide Design

    via AIDS: Official Journal of the International AIDS Society, by Herrera, Carolinaa; Cranage, Martina; McGowan, Ian; Anton, Peter; Shattock, Robin J Objective Receptive anal intercourse in both men and women is associated with the highest probability for sexual acquisition of HIV infection. As part of a strategy to develop an effective rectal microbicide, we performed an ex-vivo Read More >>

    anal intercourse, Microbicides, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir
  8. Get Real! I’m a Guy Interested in Receptive Anal Sex: Does That Mean I’m Gay?

    via RH Reality Check, by Heather Corinna bobwilkins asks: I’m a 16 year old boy, and for as long as I can remember I have been attracted to girls and yet rarely able to feel comfortable around them and get to know them. I’ve always been a nice person (the friendly guy) but without that many actual Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, Gay, MSM
  9. POZ love for IRMA – The Anal Dialogues

    The July/August 2011 issue of POZ Magazine belongs to IRMA and rectal microbicides. Check it out for a nice history of our work and a snapshot of the science, including important information on lubricant safety. via POZ.com, by Trenton Straub Excerpt: Perhaps IRMA’s most visible work is three game-changing reports it published in conjunction with the biennial Read More >>

    anal intercourse, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, IRMA ALC, lubricant, Marc-André LeBlanc, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research
  10. HIV Risk of Anal Sex Misunderstood Among Heterosexuals

    This news article features our very own Zoe Duby, an IRMA advocate and valued member of our community! Congratulations to Zoe, and thank you for working so hard as an advocate for rectal microbicides and HIV prevention in South Africa and worldwide. Via PlusNews. Vaginal sex, thigh sex, even armpit sex – people have sex in lots Read More >>

    Africa, anal intercourse, anal sex, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, prevention, risk, safer sex, safety, stigma