Category Archives: National AIDS Strategy

  1. Kenya’s HIV Challenge: Easing Stigma For Gay Men

    via NPR, by Jason Beaubien Health officials in Kenya say reducing the transmission of HIV among gay men is a central part of their national AIDS strategy. But they face serious challenges, including the fact that homosexuality is still a crime in the East African nation. HIV rates among gay and bisexual men in Kenya are far Read More >>

    Africa, Bisexual, criminalization, discrimination, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, MSM, National AIDS Strategy, prostitution, safer sex, STI, stigma, testing
  2. U.S HIV Funding for Gay and Bisexual Men May Cause Concerns

    via Funders Concerned About AIDS, by Sean Cahill Over the past few years we have witnessed a number of advances in science-based HIV prevention and care policy and LGBT health policy in the U.S. We have a first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy that prioritizes reducing the disparity affecting gay and bisexual men—who were 64% of new infections in Read More >>

    Bisexual, Gay, gay black men, gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, LGBT rights, National AIDS Strategy, USA
  3. The 10 Stories to Follow as HIV/AIDS Enters Its Fourth Decade

    via Colorlines, by Ramon Johnson Thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and after decades of research disappointments, 2010 saw major breakthroughs that put scientific advances such as microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and vaccines within reach and created a favorable environment for other prevention and treatment efforts. In fact, some experts predict that over the next year, some Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, National AIDS Strategy, PrEP, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide
  4. Report from the Front Lines

    This week IRMA’s own, Jim Pickett, spoke about the National HIV/AIDS strategy, gay men and, of course, microbicides on Late Night Live, an Aussie radio program with Phillip Adams. He was joined by Alan Whiteside, the Director of Health Economics and HIV Research Division at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa and Bill Bowtell, Director Read More >>

    Australia, gay men, IRMA, National AIDS Strategy
  5. Obama’s National AIDS Strategy to be Unveiled This Week

    via New York Times, by Robert Pear President Obama will unveil a new national strategy this week to curb the AIDS epidemic by slashing the number of new infections and increasing the number of people who get care and treatment. “Annual AIDS deaths have declined, but the number of new infections has been static and the number Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, National AIDS Strategy, President Barack Obama, United States
  6. IRMA Member Testifies to Obama’s AIDS Czar on Rectal Microbicides

    Yesterday, on December 3, 2009, Bob Bucklew, Outreach Coordinator for the Cleveland AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and proud IRMA member gave the following testimony to the U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy. He spoke with regard to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy being being developed in the United States. In his allotted 90 seconds, which you can find below, he Read More >>

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