Category Archives: Chicago

  1. Meet Yaa Simpson: Another New Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    “Stigma is only dispelled by shining a brighter light on it! We have to speak life and light with our words and actions. There is enough doom and gloom to impact everyone – and that is where stigma resides. But letting people know they have options, biomedical techniques for prevention, medications, possible vaccines, gathering more evidence, integrating Read More >>

    Chicago, clinical trials, IRMA, Jim Pickett, United States
  2. AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) Questions Truvada’s Use as PrEP

    via Business Wire News Releases, by AIDS Healthcare Foundation AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) unveiled a new print ad today that lays out data on the use of Gilead’s blockbuster HIV treatment drug Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or HIV prevention pill raising questions about the wisdom of pursuing approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Read More >>

    Chicago, FDA, Gilead, lgbt community, Los Angeles, New York, PrEP, Truvada
  3. Chicago Dept Public Health: HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Medication: New Hope for Prevention Poses Important Questions

    Analysis and guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health New research shows that anti-retroviral drugs, long used to treat people infected with HIV/AIDS, can also prevent at-risk individuals from being infected with the virus in the first place. The most recent trial results in the Pre-exposure Prophy-laxis Initiative (iPrEx) represent a major breakthrough for HIV prevention, Read More >>

    Chicago, HIV/AIDS policy, iPrEx, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  4. Community Forum: iPrEx – What Next? A Chicago discussion on HIV meds as prevention

    Next Wednesday, December 15Center on Halsted, Chicago Click for a closer look [If an item is not written by an IRMA member, it should not be construed that IRMA has taken a position on the article’s content, whether in support or in opposition.]

    Chicago, iPrEx, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  5. Prepping for a prevention trial, and unexpected homophobia

    Prepping for a PrEP trialCritical observations before the study even beginsvia Positively Aware, by Keith R. Green I asked him how he addressed homosexuality during his church prevention work. His response made my head spin. I recently accepted a position as Project Director for a research study designed to assess the initial acceptability and feasibility of a Read More >>

    behavioral research, Chicago, gay black men, gay men, homophobia, MSM, new prevention technologies, PrEP, research
  6. Plenaries announced for LGBTI Health Summit

    Organizers of the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit announced that, in collaboration with the Bisexual Health Summit, five lunch time plenaries will serve as features of the Summit. The plenaries include a keynote by Cheryl Dobinson on bisexual health disparities (during the Bisexual Health Summit), a national conversation among gay mayors and LGBT liaisons from around the Read More >>

    2009 LGBTI Health Summit, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Bisexual Health Summit, Chicago, sexual health
  7. Microbicide advocates stress options – Chicago Free Press

    via Chicago Free Press, by Amy Wooten With over 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, advocates stress that more prevention options are needed, and a product currently in development—microbicides—could potentially save millions of people from infection. Microbicides have for years been in development to reduce HIV transmission, and some even aim to prevent other Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago, IRMA, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  8. You have til March 31 to Submit to the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit

    Beep beep, heyyyy, TWEET TWEET. Follow the Summit on Twitter! Join the Summit group on Facebook! 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit, Chicago Have you sent in your workshop proposal? The 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit is currently accepting workshop proposals for the upcoming gathering, to be held in Chicago, IL August14-18, 2009. Proposals will be accepted through Read More >>

    2009 LGBTI Health Summit, Chicago, lgbt community, LGBT rights, public health, sexual health, sexual identity
  9. Direct from Nigeria – my name is Olumide Makanjuola

    [Olumide is a special guest of IRMA this week] My name is Olumide Makanjuola and I work with The Independent Project for Equal Rights (TIP) in Lagos Nigeria. TIP is a non Governmental organization which work to facilitate a non-discriminatory Nigeria society through empowerment education and advocacy over the last 5 years. In 2006 the federal government Read More >>

    Chicago, gay men, Global Equality Network, Heartland Alliance, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, IRMA, lgbt community, LGBT rights, MSM, Nigeria
  10. Call for Proposals – 2009 LGBTI Health Summit

    2009 National LGBTI Health Summit, ChicagoCall for Workshop Proposals The 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit is currently accepting workshopproposals for the upcoming gathering, to be held in Chicago, IL August14-18, 2009. Proposals will be accepted through March 31, 2009. The 2009 National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Health Summit and Bi Health Summit will focus on Read More >>

    2009 LGBTI Health Summit, Chicago, community, lgbt community