Category Archives: community

  1. Announcing the 2012 Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy

    Five years ago on October 5 2006, we lost our brother and colleague Omololu Falobi. Those who knew Omololu professionally will remember him, among many other things – as a talented journalist on HIV, as an activist for social justice, as an advocate for prevention research and as a son of Africa in his zeal to ensure Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, AVAC, community, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA Nigeria, Nigeria, research
  2. JAIDS: Community Engagement and Investment in Biomedical HIV Prevention Research for Youth: Rationale, Challenges, and Approaches

    Full article – free This article is one of several from the July 1, 2010 – Volume 54 – Supplement 1, “Inclusion of Adolescents and Young Adults in Biomedical HIV Prevention Research” – click here to read the rest JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 1 July 2010 – Volume 54 – Issue – pp S7-S11 Read More >>

    clinical trials, community, community engagement, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, research
  3. HIV Travel and Immigration

    via Immigration Equality On January 4, 2010, the rule ending the HIV immigration and travel ban went into effect. After two decades of discrimination and stigma, the HIV travel and immigration ban is history! Immigration Equality and The AIDS Institute would like to share the vital new informational brochure on the repeal of the HIV immigration and Read More >>

    advocacy, community, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, stigma
  4. Greater involvement of people living with HIV in health care

    via Journal of the International AIDS Society, by Odetoyinbo Morolake1, David Stephens2 and Alice Welbourn3 1Positive Action for Treatment Access, Lagos, Nigeria2Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia3International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, London, UK Journal of the International AIDS Society 2009, 12:4doi:10.1186/1758-2652-12-4 Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS represents a mobilising Read More >>

    community, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, International AIDS Society, men, women
  5. 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
  6. Martin Delaney – The accomplishments of people living with HIV/AIDS

    by Mark Hubbard Last Monday, the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases awarded a Director’s Special Recognition Award to Martin for his many contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS By now, many of you know that Martin Delaney (of Project Inform) died peacefully Friday morning surrounded by friends and family in San Francisco. At last year’s Read More >>

    advocacy, community, HIV/AIDS policy, Martin Delaney, Project Inform, Treatment
  7. The Microbicides Media and Communications Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the official MMCI website!

    The Microbicides Media and Communications Initiative (MMCI) is a unique multi-partner collaboration housed at the Global Campaign for Microbicides designed to help the wider microbicides field anticipate and respond proactively to the communications challenges posed by the conduct of large scale effectiveness trials in Africa and other resource-limited settings. IRMA is a proud member of the MMCI. Read More >>

    advocacy, communications, community, media, MMCI, rectal microbicide, research, vaginal microbicide
  8. HIV Prevention Challenges in Papua New Guinea

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Epidemic grows as funding falls Via PlusNews How do you roll out an effective HIV prevention programme in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where 800 languages are spoken, cultures and sexual mores differ wildly, and much of the country is inaccessible? Read the whole article here. IRMA pulled out some highlights from the article, of Read More >>

    anal sex, Asia Pacific, behavioral research, community, condoms, funding, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, Papua New Guinea, safer sex, sex work, sexual behavior
  9. Inspire, Motivate, Organize and Mobilize

    “My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you” That’s a war cry, if I ever heard one. A Roadmap for Community Organization and Mobilization – Harvey Milk by Alex Hillmanof Dangerouslyawesome Over the weekend, I sat down to watch Milk, a documentary about the life story of Harvey Milk as the first openly gay Read More >>

    advocacy, community, human rights, lgbt community, LGBT rights
  10. IRMA Resources – Click ‘n Learn

    The online home of IRMA – International Rectal Microbicide Advocates – is an important resource for everyone interested in the research and development of safe, effective, and acceptable rectal microbicides. Whether you are an advocate, a scientist, an interested community member, a funder or a policy maker – you will find all kinds of useful information on Read More >>

    advocacy, anal sex, behavioral research, click 'n learn, community, IRMA, rectal microbicide, research