Category Archives: Sydney

  1. [VIDEO] McGowan and Pickett Talk the Rectal Microbicide Walk at Microbicides 2012

    Rectal microbicides were ALL OVER the Microbicides 2012 conference… Chatting up rectal microbicide research and advocacy activities and issues at the recent Microbicides 2012 conference (held in Sydney this past April) were Dr. Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network (and IRMA Scientific Co-Chair) and IRMA Chair Jim Pickett. Have a look/listen to their discussion Read More >>

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  2. Join IRMA and Partners for Dynamic Microbicides 2012 Advocates’ Pre-conference!

    Please join us for this dynamic pre-conference…. Advocacy in a New Prevention Landscape: BUILDING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY AROUND HIV PREVENTION RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION Timing: Sunday 15 April 2012, 0830 to 1600Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney   M2012 offers new opportunities and challenges to advocates across the world involved and/or Read More >>

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  3. Microbicides 2012 – Abstract and Scholarships Deadline EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2011

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to popular demand the deadline for the 2012 International Microbicides Conference abstract submissions and scholarship applications has been extended until Friday 25 November 2011! Keep in mind that the date is actually November 24 for much of the world. [If an item is not written by an IRMA member, it should not be construed Read More >>

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  4. Microbicides 2012 Abstract and Scholarship Deadlines – November 17 (Aussie time)

      Heads up IRMA, you have little more than a week to submit abstracts and apply for scholarships for the Microbicides 2012 conference scheduled for April 15 – 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Please take special note of the time – as Nov 17 in Australia could very well be Nov 16 where you are. Here is Read More >>

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  5. SAVE THE DATE: M2012 is coming to Sydney, April 2012

    The M2012 International Microbicides Conference is fast approaching. The conference will be held at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia from Sunday 15 April to Wednesday 18 April 2012. It’s time to make sure you mark these dates in your diary.  Click here to learn more, including deadlines for early bird registration, abstract submissions and scholarship  Read More >>

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  6. Cheeky! IRMA Chair Chats Up Microbicides, Lube Safety, and No Promo Homo

    Rapid HIV testing: Australia’s ‘big embarrassment’via SX and CityVoice (Sydney), by Brendan Bolger …Anal sex could be playing an important role in (heterosexual) HIV transmission. Vulnerable women have unprotected anal sex. Anal sex is used as contraception… Read the rest.

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  7. Factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse between HIV-positive men and regular male partners in a Sydney cohort

    Int J STD AIDS. 2009 Oct;20(10):704-7. Begley K, Chan DJ, Jeganathan S, Batterham M, Smith DE.Albion Street Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. Blood plasma HIV-RNA load (BPVL) is the strongest predictor of HIV-1 transmission during sex. Unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) is the highest risk activity for transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM). Awareness Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, gay men, HIV transmission, MSM, research, Sydney
  8. Risk reduction strategies are safer for Sydney gay men than other unprotected sex practices – but less safe than consistent condom use

    via Aidsmap. Gay men in Sydney who only have unprotected anal intercourse as part of a risk reduction strategy such as serosorting or negotiated safety have a considerably lower risk of acquiring HIV than men who have unprotected sex in other ways, report Australian researchers in the January 14th issue of AIDS. Men who have unprotected anal Read More >>

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