Category Archives: men

  1. The IRMA 500: A Virtual Tour of the Rectal Microbicides World!

    On March 9, 2008, IRMA expanded its web presence with the first post on the new IRMA blog! We’ve come a long way, baby… “It’s about time!” MomentsSince then, over the course of 500 blog postings, IRMA has helped to bring about and bear witness to important shifts in the HIV prevention landscape. Moment #1: Increasing recognition Read More >>

    advocacy, behavioral research, gay men, IRMA, men, MSM, rectal microbicide, research, women
  2. Gender differences in immune response to HIV

    From Kaiser News New research showing that “a receptor molecule involved in the recognition of HIV-1 responds to the virus differently in women than in men,” might “explain why HIV infection progresses faster to AIDS in women than in men with similar viral loads,” the HealthDay/Greenville Daily Reflector reports. The study was conducted by researchers at the Read More >>

    disease progression, gender, men, research, women
  3. The HPV Vaccine for Men: Yes or No?

    IRMA would love to hear your thoughts and comments… 1. Last month, IRMA member Robert Reinhard shared the news story from Bloomberg that “Merck’s Guardasil May Not Be Cost Effective in Boys”, wondering whther the Harvard study mentioned in the article sufficiently addressed cost effectiveness and use of the HPV vaccine for MSM, even allowing for the Read More >>

    anal cancer, HPV, men, MSM, research, vaccine
  4. Male circumcision – what’s the latest?

    It has been two years since the World Health Organization recommended male circumcision (MC) as an HIV prevention measure, and countries in Southern Africa – the region hardest-hit by AIDS – have been slowly gearing up to provide widespread access to the procedure. IRIN/PlusNews has compiled a list of the progress made so far in eight southern Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, HIV/AIDS policy, men
  5. 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
  6. Greater involvement of people living with HIV in health care

    via Journal of the International AIDS Society, by Odetoyinbo Morolake1, David Stephens2 and Alice Welbourn3 1Positive Action for Treatment Access, Lagos, Nigeria2Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia3International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, London, UK Journal of the International AIDS Society 2009, 12:4doi:10.1186/1758-2652-12-4 Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS represents a mobilising Read More >>

    community, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, International AIDS Society, men, women
  7. Male Circumcision Is No Silver Bullet in Combating HIV

    by Whitney Welshimer, Akimbo via AlterNet. Male circumcision is not full-proof. And it gives many men an excuse to avoid condoms, which puts their female partners at more risk. About a year ago, my colleague was visiting IWHC partners in Cameroun and drove by this billboard promoting adult circumcision. Driving too quickly to do a double-take, she Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, men, safer sex, women
  8. Heterosexual Anal Sex in the Age of HIV

    People are inundated with “safe sex” messages and condom advertisements, but heterosexual penetrative penile-anal sex is rarely, if ever mentioned in these, leaving a gaping hole in people’s knowledge and awareness. by Zoe Duby University of Cape Town Research on sexual transmission of HIV consistently finds unprotected anal intercourse to be a highly predictive risk factor for Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, heterosexual epidemic, heterosexuality, HIV transmission, men, religion, research, sexual behavior, sexual pleasure, South Africa, STD, STI, women, Zoe Duby
  9. Protecting Women from HIV–Docs Hopeful About Microbicides

    It is a real shame that this Scientific American article, posted today, ignores rectal microbicides and the prevention needs of gay men and other men who have sex with men. I urge IRMA members to read the item and post a comment (as I did), advocating for accuracy and inclusion when we discuss the important research happening Read More >>

    men, NIAID, NIH, rectal microbicide, research, vaginal microbicide, women
  10. Youth still reluctant to test for HIV – Tanzania

    via Daily News – Tanzania A research carried out in Zanzibar, for example, shows that many girls opt for anal sex to preserve their virginity. Prof Njogu said, “If we create an atmosphere that is welcoming, youthful, informal and culturally appropriate for all the youth using the services, we could help these girls a lot from this Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, comprehensive sex education, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, men, sex work, sexual behavior, Tanzania, women