Category Archives: Mexico City

  1. Oh, the Humanity

    We must envision a day when we are reflexivelyempathetic to gay men. Homophobia—multiplied nineteen times by Jim Pickettin the November/December 2008 issue of Positively Aware So, as it turns out, efforts (and the lack thereof) to eradicate HIV across the globe are systematically ignoring, denying, under-serving, and failing gay men and other men who have sex with Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, funding, gay men, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, International AIDS Society, Mexico City
  2. Chatting with about Lubricants and the Development of Anal Microbicides

    Jim Pickett chats up lubes with Bonnie Goldman At the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City last month, TheBody‘s Bonnie Goldman asked Jim Pickett of IRMA to discuss IRMA’s poster – “International Lubricant Use Behaviors for Anal Intercourse: Focus on Women.” Here is how the chat began: [Jim] In 2007, IRMA did a huge survey on lubricants Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, anal sex, behavioral research, Bonnie Goldman, IRMA, Mexico City, rectal microbicide,, women
  3. Photos from AIDS 2008 – FRESH!

    So, IRMA finally got its act together and uploaded all of our photos from AIDS 2008 in Mexico City into a set on Flickr. Click here to see all of them. The picture above was taken at Partners in New Prevention Technologies booth in the Global Village IRMA shared with the Global Campaign for Microbicides, the AIDS Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS 2008, IRMA, Mexico City, new prevention technologies
  4. Forgotten Truths, Hidden Realities: Addressing the Dynamics of HIV and MSM in Unfavorable Environments

    Forgotten Truths, Hidden Realities:Addressing the Dynamics of HIV and MSM in Unfavorable Environments [session at AIDS 2008] Speakers for this session: Chairperson Joel NanaAfrica Research and Policy AssociateInternational Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Overcoming Homophobia, Violence, Stigma and Discrimination as a Way to Promote HIV Prevention Among Gay Men in Ghana Mac-Darling CobbinahExecutive DirectorCentre for Population Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, Mexico City, MSM
  5. Hope for PrEP to prevent HIV infection

    by Boeb Roehr, via the Bay Area Reporter PrEP, shorthand for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is the next great hope for HIV prevention. Given recent failures of vaccine and microbicide trials, participants at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City were eager to give PrEP a whirl. Excerpt: “I really believe it will work. If it is as Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, Mexico City, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  6. At Meeting on AIDS, Focus Shifts to Long Haul

    “…microbicides — chemicals that are inserted into the vagina or rectum to prevent H.I.V. infection…” In the New York Times today, Lawrence Altman summarizes the mood of AIDS 2008 in Mexico City. IRMA was especially thrilled that he used a clear and correct definition for microbicides, as seen above. Excerpt: “Though the meeting this month had its Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, Mexico City, new prevention technologies, PrEP, rectal microbicide, vaccine, vaginal microbicide
  7. Global AIDS prevention gives short shrift to gays

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jorge Saavedra’s moment of truth came in the middle of an impassioned speech to 5,000 people about the paltry amount of money being spent to stop the spread of AIDS among gay men. The Mexican federal official paused, then said publicly for the first time that he was gay. As he held up Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, Mexico City
  8. Caught by the paparazzi at AIDS 2008

    These are only a few of the many pics we have snapped of IRMA members and friends (and protests and speakers and other exciting stuff) at AIDS 2008 in Mexico City. In the next week or so we will have ALL the photos uploaded into a complete set for your viewing pleasure… Until then, we hope you Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, IRMA, Mexico, Mexico City
  9. Commercial lubricant use for anal sex among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru

    IRMA steering committee member Jerry Galea (above, IRMA-ALC dynamo, and the driving force behind the Spanish translation of “Less Silence, More Science”) presented the above poster on behalf of himself and his colleagues. Check out the abstract here. As luck would have it, his poster was right next to the IRMA poster. Here are a few more Read More >>

    AIDS 2008, anal sex, behavioral research, lubricant, Mexico City, MSM, Peru, rectal microbicide, research
  10. International Lubricant Use Behaviours for Anal Intercourse – Focus on Women

    IRMA is presenting this poster at AIDS 2008 today. Click here to read the abstract, view a PDF of the poster, and to check out an array of additional information.

    AIDS 2008, anal sex, IRMA, lubricant, Mexico City, rectal microbicide, women