Category Archives: HIV transmission

  1. Rectal Microbicides Open New Frontier in HIV Fight

     [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 New Service, by  Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha  Microbicide research has gained momentum in recent years with focus largely on products to prevent HIV during vaginal sex. However, there is a growing momentum to develop Read More >>

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  2. Rectal Microbicides Seen As Key in Preventing New HIV transmissions

    [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 Unprotected anal sex has long been regarded as a key driver of HIV transmission in many parts of the world, especially among men who have sex with Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, anal intercourse, Citizen News Service, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, rectal microbicide, stigma, unprotected sex
  3. Meet Amber – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Amber Rucker, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Amber is one of 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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  4. HIV and the Law

    via the Commission on HIV and the Law The end of the global AIDS epidemic is within our reach. This will only be possible if science and action are accompanied by a tangible commitment to respecting human dignity and ending injustice. Law prohibits or permits specific behaviours, and in so doing, it shapes politics, economics and society. Read More >>

    criminalization, discrimination, drugs, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, law, MSM, risk, sex work, sexual behavior, stigma, Treatment, women
  5. HIV home tests – how will they be used?

    [This article was inspired by the lively discussion and debate on IRMA’s highly active moderated listserv for its members. Interested in signing up? Send IRMA a note at] Attempts to overly mediate how I receive information about my body amount to little more than a paternalistic view of what I can handle. via aidsmap, by Roger Read More >>

    hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, IRMA, OraQuick, testing
  6. Kenya’s HIV Challenge: Easing Stigma For Gay Men

    via NPR, by Jason Beaubien Health officials in Kenya say reducing the transmission of HIV among gay men is a central part of their national AIDS strategy. But they face serious challenges, including the fact that homosexuality is still a crime in the East African nation. HIV rates among gay and bisexual men in Kenya are far Read More >>

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  7. Rectal microbicide research gives hope for HIV protection

    via Citizens News Service, by Somya Arora According to the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN), HIV continues to disproportionately affect racial minorities and men who have sex with men (MSM). MTN estimates that 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population engages in anal sex and globally, MSM are 19 times more likely to be infected with HIV Read More >>

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  8. 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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  9. Appropriate Health Services Needed for Men Who Have Sex With Men in South Africa

    via, by Rebe K, De Swardt G, Struthers H, McIntyre JA Until fairly recently, the healthcare needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) have been under-researched and under-resourced in South Africa.1 This has occurred despite emerging local evidence confirming high rates of HIV among this most at risk or key population (MARP). Notwithstanding inclusion Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, criminalization, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, MARPs, MSM, South Africa, STI
  10. Age at First Anal Sex and HIV/STI Vulnerability among Gay Men in Australia

    via, by Anthony Lyons ABSTRACT Objectives To determine whether there is a link between age at first anal intercourse (AFAI) and gay men’s HIV/sexually transmissible infection (STI) vulnerability, including tendencies to engage in higher risk sexual behaviour. Methods A nationwide cross-sectional survey was conducted online involving 845 Australian gay men born between 1944 and 1993. Results Read More >>

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