Category Archives: education

  1. Don’t Upset This Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    by Mike PetersIRMA Intern A couple of weeks ago, I returned to Ohio for a weekend excursion.  The director of the Women’s Studies program at my university informed me that I was named Graduate Student of the Year for Women’s Studies and that there was a short awards ceremony that I should attend.  In preparation for this Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, community engagement, education, hiv prevention, IRMA, rectal microbicide, Women's Health
  2. Rectal microbicide research takes giant leap forward with groundbreaking educational video

    HIV prevention organizations debut The Rectal Revolution Is Here: An Introduction to Rectal Microbicide Clinical Trials in advance of first-ever Phase II rectal microbicide trial   [Press Release] International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA), the Population Council, and the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) today released a collaborative video project called The Rectal Revolution Is Here: An Introduction to Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, clinical trials, education, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN 017, Population Council, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, video
  3. AVAC Presents A Research Literacy Database as a Resource for HIV Prevention

    AVAC is pleased today to launch the Research Literacy Database at, an important new resource for the biomedical HIV prevention field. The Research Literacy Database is the first central portal for educational resources on biomedical HIV prevention including: • Global and country-specific materials; • Resources specific to given prevention interventions including AIDS vaccines, ARV-based prevention and Read More >>

    ARV, AVAC, education, HIV, prevention, research
  4. Researchers Present Data on the Relationship of HIV Knowledge and MSM Internet Users

    via PLoS One, by Bradley H. Wagenaar, Patrick S. Sullivan, Rob Stephenson Introduction Since the emergence of HIV as a global pandemic in the 1980s, men who have sex with men (MSM) have shared a disproportionately large burden of infection in many high-income countries in Western and Central Europe, Australia, and North America. Due to this recognized Read More >>

    Africa, comprehensive sex education, education, HIV, MSM, South Africa, USA
  5. ‘Less education’ associated with PrEP and PEP use: only one in five gay men yet aware of PrEP

    via aidsmap, by Gus Cairns A survey (Mansergh) of 454 HIV-negative gay men in four US cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco) has found that men with lower educational attainment (high school only) were more likely to use antiretrovirals informally for HIV prevention, either as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), than men Read More >>

    education, gay men, HIV, MSM, PEP, PrEP, USA
  6. The crazy things they say: politicians and HIV

    Via PlusNews. Political commitment is key to the success of HIV programmes and African leaders have been at the forefront of the fight against HIV on the continent, but politicians also have the power to harm HIV/AIDS campaigns. Uganda’s recently appointed health minister, Christine Ondoa, has been berated by AIDS activists for comments she allegedly made in Read More >>

    Africa, Christine Ondoa, education, HIV/AIDS policy, politicians, prevention, South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, Treatment, Uganda
  7. Namibia: HIV Keeps Locals Out of Foreign Universities

    Via, by Jana-Mari Smith Banning HIV-positive Namibians from obtaining overseas scholarships is discriminatory, unconstitutional and a human rights violation. These, and other concerns, were raised by the AIDS Law Unit at the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) in a press statement yesterday. The statement referred to recent newspaper advertisements by the Ministry of Education offering international scholarships, Read More >>

    Africa, China, Cuba, discrimination, education, HIV/AIDS, human rights, Namibia