Category Archives: safer sex

  1. IRMA-led Global Collaboration Supports Lubricant Advocacy Projects in Africa

    Social marketing material developed by Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights, a 2014 GLAM grantee in Ghana AVAC, amfar, COC Netherlands and International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) are pleased to announce seven Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) awards to projects in Africa. GLAM, an initiative of IRMA’s Project ARM (Africa for Rectal Microbicides) in collaboration with Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, And Lube, GLAM, Global Lube Access Mobilisation, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, Project ARM, safer sex
  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. Meet Coco Alinsug, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Coco Alinsug, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Coco is one of five new bios posted this week.   Coco AlinsungBoston, Massachusettes, USA A native of the Philippines and a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts with his partner, Coco Alinsug has made a Read More >>

    clinical trials, Gay, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, lgbt, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicides, PrEP, research, safer sex, youth
  4. Press Release: More than 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

      Global coalition of organizations and individuals calls for research agenda to determine safety of sexual lubricants For Immediate Release June 12, 2013 – Over 500 organizations and individuals from nearly 60 countries have endorsed a Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety. They all demand answers on whether sexual lubricants are safe for vaginal and anal Read More >>

    advocacy, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, IRMA, lubricant, research, safer sex
  5. Global Call to Action: Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety (Have You Endorsed Yet?)

    Have you or your organization endorsed the Global Call to Action Demanding Answers on Lubricant Safety? Since Valentine’s Day, 140 organizations and 293 individuals in nearly fifty countries have endorsed the call to action – and numbers continue to grow! Please add your name if you haven’t already. Full lists of endorsers is below. Background: Recent studies Read More >>

    activists, advocacy, anal sex, IRMA, lubricant, safer sex, safety, sexual health
  6. GMHC presents: The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research – 1/23/13 in NYC

    You are invited to a discussion and video presentation on rectal microbicide research and advocacy with IRMA and friends at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in NYC, from 10am til noon on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. View a special screening of the new video “The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials.” Light refreshments will Read More >>

    anal intercourse, Gay Men's Health Crisis, hiv prevention, IRMA, Jim Pickett, MTN 017, new prevention technologies, New York, rectal microbicide, Rectal Revolution, safer sex
  7. Chemical & Engineering News: Studies Raise Questions About Safety Of Personal Lubricants

    via Chemical & Engineering News, by Lauren K. Wolf Although most people will list only K-Y Jelly when asked to recall the names of personal lubricants, hundreds of the products are being used for sex across the globe. These sex aids are designed to make things easier. So it’s a little unsettling that experiments carried out in Read More >>

    anal sex, condoms, hiv prevention, IRMA, lubricant, rectum, safer sex, safety
  8. Married ‘Heterosexual’ Kenyan Men Who Have Sex With Other Men Form Support Group

    via Identity Kenya A new group of otherwise heterosexual men who engage in sexual activity with other men has been formed to create awareness on HIV and also fight blackmail that most of their members have fallen prey to. The group, Married Men Initiative (MMI), so far, boasts of fifty to sixty married men who meet regularly Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, condoms, heterosexuality, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, lubricant, MSM, safer sex, sexual behavior, sexual identity, STI
  9. 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
  10. aidsmap: HIV treatment may be stabilising HIV epidemic in Danish gay men

    via aidsmap, by Michael Carter Excerpt: Danish safe-sex poster from ’89 “While unsafe sex among MSM [men who have sex with men] has increased substantially and the number of HIV-positive MSM living in Denmark has enlarged, the incidence of HIV diagnoses in this population has remained stable for more than a decade,” write the authors. “Our findings Read More >>

    Denmark, gay men, HAART, hiv prevention, MSM, safer sex, Treatment