Category Archives: IRMA Nigeria

  1. IAS 2011: Day 3

    Today is Day 3 of the exciting conference happening in Rome, and IRMA has a lot of interesting information to report. Here is the press release for Day 3, and below it are links to important and fascinating presentations from and articles about the conference. Via IAS. OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – DAY 3                                                          EMBARGOED UNTIL Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAS, IAS 2011, IRMA Nigeria, research
  2. Meet Margaret Onah – a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    via IRMA  Margaret Onah believes that rectal microbicides are an important priority among new HIV prevention technologies because so many people, both males and females, engage in anal sex and the society pretends that it is not real, and so do not want to be associated with it. An advocate from Calabar, Nigeria, Margaret is the Director for Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, Calabar, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, Margaret Onah, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Nigeria
  3. It’s not if, it’s when: IRMA’s Jim Pickett on Rectal Microbicides in Africa

    Writing for  the September – December 2010 issue of Echoes, a publication of the Nigerian HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, IRMA chair Jim Pickett discusses the need for rectal microbicides in Africa. Excerpt: Until recently, rectal microbicides have simply not been part of the HIV prevention agenda in Africa, due in part to the denial of Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, Jim Pickett, Kadiri Audu, NHVMAS, Nigeria, rectal microbicide
  4. IRMA Nigeria: Report on MSM Training in Abuja

    via IRMA NigeriaPrepared by Kadiri AuduIRMA Community Vice Chair, IRMA Nigeria Coordinator Report: NEW PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING FOR MSM IN ABUJA22 OCTOBER 2010 Introduction International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA) Nigeria held one day training on New Prevention Technology (NPT) – Rectal Microbicides- The Basics, the training was facilitated by the Steering Committee Community vice Chairman and the Read More >>

    IRMA Nigeria, MSM, new prevention technologies, Nigeria, rectal microbicide
  5. International Rectal Microbicide Advocates cheers launch of world’s third rectal microbicide trial

    Calls for more funding to strengthen field This brings us another step closer to the development of safe and effective rectal microbicides for use during anal intercourse. The world’s third rectal microbicide trial launched in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today, with sites preparing to open in Boston, Massachusetts, and Birmingham, Alabama soon. Scientists will test the rectal safety and Read More >>

    Africa, anal intercourse, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, Kadiri Audu, MTN, MTN 007, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir
  6. New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society releases new report on MSMs

    The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) released its “Report on the 5 days training on HIV Prevention,Treatment, Research Literacy for MSMs” on March 29, 2010. Read the whole report here. Executive summary A five days training for MSMs in Lagos on HIV prevention, treatment and research literacy was organised for 25 participants. The training Read More >>

    IRMA Nigeria, MSM, NHVMAS, Nigeria
  7. IRMA NIGERIA holds Microbicides Sensitization Forum

    SENSITIZATION PROGRAM FOR HIV/AIDS SUPPORT GROUP, SEX WORKERS AND SOME HEALTH WORKERS IN ALIMOSHO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA. IRMA NIGERIA organized a sensitization program on Microbicides development on the 6th of June, 2009. Report by Kadiri AuduIRMA Steering Committee member Attendance: HIV/AIDS Support group 32 people Sex workers 20 people Health workers 9 people Total 61 Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, IRMA Nigeria, Kadiri Audu, men, Nigeria, rectal chlamydia, vaginal microbicide, women