Category Archives: condoms

  1. 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 >>

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  2. AIDS 2012: The Latest on Rectal Microbicides

    via San Francisco AIDS Foundation What if a lube could help prevent HIV infection during sex? Microbicide researchers and advocates are hoping to answer that question and create a new HIV prevention tool—and a sexy one at that, if rectal microbicides advocate Jim Pickett has his way. A microbicide is a chemical agent (such as a drug) Read More >>

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  3. …Lubes in the Spotlight at AIDS 2012

    [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 Bobby Ramakant Most men, women and transgender people who practice anal sex use some kind of a lubricant (lube) ranging from expensive and commercially marketed branded lubes to saliva or Read More >>

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  4. Meet Toon – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Wipas Wimonsate (Toon), the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Toon is one of the six new bios just posted the other day, including individuals from Thailand, Kenya and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read all Read More >>

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  5. Meet Rig Rush – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Rig Rush, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Rig is one of the six new bios just posted the other day, including individuals from Thailand, Kenya and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read all of Read More >>

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  6. Married ‘Heterosexual’ Kenyan Men Who Have Sex With Other Men Form Support Group

    via Identity Kenya A new group of otherwise heterosexual men who engage in sexual activity with other men has been formed to create awareness on HIV and also fight blackmail that most of their members have fallen prey to. The group, Married Men Initiative (MMI), so far, boasts of fifty to sixty married men who meet regularly Read More >>

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  7. France’s The Warning on Biomedical Prevention

    via The Warning (France) In France, the controversy between HIV organizations about PrEP appear in the media and social networks, from moral considerations disguised in ethical objections to classic behavioral speculations (as there was on the TasP or PEP) [4]. So, to clarify and defuse the situation, it should be noted some points : The biomedical prevention is a Read More >>

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  8. Ethiopia to Distribute Condoms to High Risk Populations

    via msmgf.org, by AHN ADDIS ABABA, 12 June 2012 (PlusNews) – More than 100 million condoms will be distributed annually to sex workers, men who have sex with men and other groups vulnerable to HIV as part of a new five-year programme to be run by the Ethiopian government and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Read More >>

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  9. High HIV Prevalence Among Sex Workers In Swaziland

    via observer.org.sz, by Winile Mavuso UNADJUSTED HIV prevalence among sex workers stands at 70.3%. This is contained in the Swaziland HIV Bio-Behavioral Surveillance Study and Qualitative Study among Most At-Risk Populations (MARPS) conducted by the Population Service International (PSI) in conjunction with the John Hopkins University based in the United States. The findings of the study were Read More >>

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  10. Increase in HIV Prevalence Causes Concern in Uganda

    via PlusNews Global Uganda’s HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has risen from 6.4 percent to 6.7 percent, according to a recently released national AIDS Indicator Survey. The population-based HIV serological survey showed that 6.7 percent of adults aged between 15 and 49 were HIV-positive, while at least 500,000 people have been infected with the virus in the past five Read More >>

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