Category Archives: MTN

  1. IRMA in Thailand to Prep for MTN 017

    IRMA, the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), AVAC, and local partners participated in two community consultations in Thailand last week on the upcoming Phase II rectal microbicide trial called MTN 17.    Community stakeholders in Chiang Mai and Bangkok were provided updates on the field and were asked to provide feedback to the MTN about the draft MTN 017 Read More >>

    Asia, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Boston, IRMA, Lima, MTN, MTN 017, Pittsburgh, rectal microbicide, Thailand
  2. IRMA Statement on Discontinuation of Gel Arm in VOICE Prevention Trial

    25 November, 2011IRMA Expresses Disappointment; Calls for MTN 017 to Move Forward International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) expresses disappointment regarding today’s announcement that the vaginal tenofovir gel arm in the Microbicide Trial Network’s (MTN) VOICE trial is being discontinued. VOICE has been exploring two ARV-based HIV prevention approaches since it began enrolling women in high incidence areas Read More >>

    Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir, vaginal microbicide, VOICE
  3. Slide Presentations from MTN’s 2011 Annual Meeting

    The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Microbicide Trials Network was held in Washington, DC this past March. Very informative plenary presentations occurred on the two main days of the meeting. The MTN and all the presenters have graciously provided access to their slide sets. Below are links to each of them. Please take advantage of this great Read More >>

    MTN, new prevention technologies, PrEP, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  4. PRESS RELEASE: Researchers Reformulate Tenofovir Vaginal Gel for Rectal Use

    via Microbicide Trials Network [The abstract, Tenofovir Gel Reformulation Results in Improved Product Safety for Rectal Application, was presented at a poster session from 2-4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28. The results of RMP-02/MTN-006 were discussed at a CROI press conference from 7:30-8:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 28] ‘New’ gel safe in laboratory studies BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2011 – Read More >>

    CROI, MTN, NIH, rectal microbicide, research, Tenofovir
  5. PRESS RELEASE: Tenofovir Gel Provides High Level of Protection Against HIV in Rectal Tissue

    via Microbicide Trials Network [The abstract, RMP-02/MTN-006: A Phase I Placebo Controlled Trial of Rectally Applied 1% Vaginal Tenofovir Gel with Comparison to Oral Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, is being presented at a scientific session at CROI 2011 TODAY from 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET.] Strongest effect seen in tissue taken from participants after one week of Read More >>

    CROI, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Peter Anton, MTN, NIH, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir
  6. Microbicide Trials Network Releases Fact Sheet on Rectal Microbicides

    The Microbicide Trials Network has just released a handy resource – a brand new fact sheet on our favorite topic, rectal microbicides. Check it out. Of course, you can find all kinds of other informational resources on the IRMA website, such as fact sheets on rectal microbicides in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic, fact sheets on Read More >>

    MTN, rectal microbicide
  7. Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate: Jim Maynard

    via IRMA “I quickly discovered what a powerful tool a microbicide would be in the battle against HIV transmission. I’m involved in IRMA because of their wholehearted advocacy of safe, effective, and affordable rectal microbicides as a way to protect our community.” –Jim Maynard Jim Maynard is the Associate Director for Community Engagement at Fenway Health, an Read More >>

    lgbt community, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MTN, prevention
  8. Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate: Rita Labbett

    via IRMA “It is crucial we get the word out about all that is available to help reduce (and hopefully eradicate) HIV.  Each and every year, we as advocates, researchers, scientists and doctors have to advance and ‘up the game’ in the fight against HIV.  Rectal microbicides is something I remember when it was only in the Read More >>

    Dr. Ian McGowan, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MTN
  9. If We Can Make it There… New York Times Goes Rectal!

    New Lines of Attack in H.I.V. Preventionvia New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. [McNeil gets things a little confused overall in this article, sometime a bit fuzzy on the facts, but this has to be the most the New York Times has ever written on rectal microbicides, beyond the one word – “rectal.” This is Read More >>

    CAPRISA, Dr. Ian McGowan, Dr. Sharon Hillier, MTN, PrEP, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  10. 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