Category Archives: rectal microbicide

  1. Advocates Applaud Launch of MTN-017, World’s First Phase II Rectal Microbicide Study

    [IRMA press release]   Trial Design Significantly Enhanced By Strong Community Input October 2, 2013 – IRMA applauds the launch of the world’s first-ever Phase II rectal microbicide trial. The Microbicide Trial Network’s study, called MTN-017, will test a reduced glycerin formulation of tenofovir gel applied rectally. Volunteers consisting of gay men, other men who have sex Read More >>

    advocacy, clinical trials, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, MTN 017, rectal microbicide, research, Tenofovir
  2. Sept 10 at #USCA2013 – Everything You Need to Know About #Anal Health

    This Tuesday, September 10 at the United States Conference on AIDS in New Orleans join IRMA and friends from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for this fun workshop on anal health and rectal microbicide research and advocacy. Session 5: Imperial 9, Level 4. See ya there – show your rectal pride! ——————-  *Join IRMA’s robust, highly-active. moderated, Read More >>

    anal health, anal sex, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, safer sex, United States, USCA2013
  3. Adherence to rectal microbicide use among mainly ethnic minority young MSM: lessons from a 3-month placebo gel trial at three US sites [IAS 2013]

    Oral paper presented by Alex Carballo-Diéguez at IAS 2013.   Click for slides. Abstract: Background: Adherence to product use is the cornerstone of microbicide studies. This is the first study to assess how frequently mainly ethnic minority MSM, ages 18-30, with a history of unprotected receptive anal intercourse (RAI) in the prior year, would self-administer gel using Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, clinical trials, gay men, IAS, MSM, placebo, Project Gel, rectal microbicide
  4. Meet Hailey Gilmore, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Find out a little about Hailey Gilmore in her interesting mini-bio, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Hailey is one of five new bios we are featuring.  Hailey GilmoreSan Francisco, California, USA Hailey Gilmore studied international development in college and was always interested in sexual health promotion Read More >>

    HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, MTN 017, PrEP, prevention, rectal microbicide, sexual health
  5. Don’t Upset This Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    by Mike PetersIRMA Intern A couple of weeks ago, I returned to Ohio for a weekend excursion.  The director of the Women’s Studies program at my university informed me that I was named Graduate Student of the Year for Women’s Studies and that there was a short awards ceremony that I should attend.  In preparation for this Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, community engagement, education, hiv prevention, IRMA, rectal microbicide, Women's Health
  6. Give Some LOVE to IRMA for Give OUT Day

    Condoms are getting some help!  Dear IRMA members and readers of this blog – Give OUT Day shines a spotlight on organizations that empower LGBTQ communities across the country, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is among these charities. We’re using this campaign to highlight the next generation of HIV prevention: rectal microbicides. Though they’re still Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, anal sex, funding, Give OUT, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, rectal microbicide
  7. VIDEO: IRMA’s Jim Pickett – Condoms Not Enough in HIV Fight

    “Using condoms for your entire sexual life works for some people. And for others, it doesn’t.”  Video via Be The Generation IRMA chair Jim Pickett discusses the need for new ways to prevent HIV, like rectal microbicides. ——————-  *Join IRMA’s robust, highly-active. moderated, global listserv addressing rectal microbicide research and advocacy as well as other interesting new Read More >>

    condoms, female condom, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, sexual health, video
  8. Facilitator’s Guide for “The Rectal Revolution is Here” Video – English Version NOW Available

    As many of our readers  know – in December IRMA, the Microbicide Trials Network, and Population Council launched the video “The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials.” The 14-minute video includes researchers, advocates, and trial participants and discusses the need for rectal microbicides and the role of clinical trials in developing products Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, anal health, female health, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, Population Council, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, video
  9. African Common Position Paper Highlights Importance of Condom-Compatible Lubes and Rectal Microbicide Research

    Our friends at AIDS Accountability International (AAI), in conjunction with The African Union Commission (AUC), recognised the need for greater African civil society organisation representation in the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) process. So, tt was decided to create the African Common Position (ACP) on ICPD to reflect and include the perspectives, recommendations and expertise of Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, Africa, African Union, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, research, sexual health
  10. Now Playing – The Rectal Revolution is Here

    — Now Playing —   “The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials” on YouTube. The vid, developed by IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, and Population Council, is available in English,  Spanish and Thai languages. Watch to learn about the need for rectal microbicides, how clinical trials work, and the importance of volunteers in the Read More >>

    clinical trials, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, Population Council, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, research, video