Category Archives: Johns Hopkins

  1. Johns Hopkins: Studies Show the Likelihood of HIV Infection in Female Sex Workers

    via Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Female sex workers in low- and middle-income countries are nearly 14 times more likely to be infected by HIV compared to the rest of country’s population, according to an analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings suggest an urgent need to scale up Read More >>

    female health, infectivity, Johns Hopkins, prevention, sex work
  2. Meet our Newest Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate: Abimbola Onigbango Williams!

    “Rectal microbicides are an important priority that need to be fully explored to provide males and females who engage in anal sex a way to protect themselves from HIV and perhaps other sexually related infections.” Abimbola is an IRMA advocate from Lagos, Nigeria. There she is a public health researcher and advocate. She has a Master’s Degree Read More >>

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  3. Meet Stefan Baral: Our Newest Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    “Though linked geographically, there is extreme diversity in the dynamics of transmission of HIV and potential structural interventions to mitigate transmission. Let the local community lead the way in terms of messaging and strategy, and progress will be made while staying on terra firma.” Stefan Baral is an IRMA advocate from Baltimore, Maryland. He is a physician, Read More >>

    Africa, ICASA, Johns Hopkins, Microbicides, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, United States
  4. World Bank Study: Better HIV/AIDS Programs for Men Who Have Sex with Men Could Significantly Slow Global Epidemic

    Source (press release, dated June 8, 2011)On the eve of a UN summit to renew global efforts to reverse the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 30 years after the first discovery of the HIV virus, a new World Bank study urges governments and their development donors to provide better HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for men who have sex Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Johns Hopkins, MSM, UNDP, World Bank
  5. Putting My Ass On The Line…..Literally!

    I feel as though I am working “with them” and not “for them”. We have the same common goal in mind, the hope that someday HIV will just be a memory. Scott Wilfong describes his experience in rectal microbicide studies at Johns Hopkins an IRMA exclusive [IRMA Steering Committee Member Ed Fuchs and IRMA member Dr. Craig Read More >>

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