Category Archives: UCLA

  1. How Do You Douche or Don’t? Please Take Our Rectal Hygiene Survey

    International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA) and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health are conducting a brief survey to help us better understand the types of products people use rectally for anal sex including lubricants and enemas or douches. We are trying to gain a better understanding of rectal practices and Read More >>

    enema, IRMA, rectal douche, survey, UCLA
  2. Early trial suggests rectal microbicide is safe and could significantly reduce HIV transmission!

    via University of California Los Angeles, by Enrique Rivero A topically applied microbicide gel containing a potent anti-HIV drug has been found to significantly reduce infection when applied to rectal tissue that was subsequently exposed to HIV in the laboratory, according to a new study by the UCLA AIDS Institute. The gel was also found to be Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, new prevention technologies, rectal microbicide, UCLA
  3. IRMA Survey On Rect Douching and Enemas in 5 Languages – Please Participate!

    IRMA and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health are conducting a brief survey to help better understand the types of products people use rectally for anal sex including lubricants and enemas or douches. Take the survey in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, or Russian. We’re trying to gain a better understanding Read More >>

    anal health, anal intercourse, anal sex, enema, HIV, IRMA, rectal douche, STD, survey, UCLA
  4. How do you douche?

    TOOT TOOT HEY BEEP BEEP! IRMA has teamed up with UCLA on another survey – this one on the very exciting and super relevant topic of rectal douching and enemas. The survey is now available in English. IRMA and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health are conducting a brief survey Read More >>

    enema, IRMA, rectal douche, survey, UCLA
  5. A condom specifically for anal intercourse?

    IRMA chats up Dan Resnic of Strata Various Product Design about the ORIGAMI Condom – a new product in development designed specifically for anal intercourse. IRMA – Tell us about this ORIGAMI condom you are working on. What is it? How is it different from other condoms? DAN RESNIC – This is a radical new design concept, Read More >>

    acceptability, Africa, anal sex, condoms, Dan Resnic, Dr. Pamina Gorbach, FDA, India, NIH, ORIGAMI, research, sexual pleasure, UCLA
  6. Save the Dates – Upcoming IRMA Global Teleconferences

    August 19, 11am eastern HIV-related Travel and Immigration (co-sponsored by Gay Men’s Health Crisis) Speakers include: Robert Bank, GMHC Victoria Nielson, Immigration Equality Eric Sawyer, UNAIDS Vishal Trivedi, GMHC Click here to read more about this call. September 10, 2pm eastern Intro to Drug Resistance: Implications for ARV-based Preventionwith Lori Heise of the Global Campaign for Microbicidesand Read More >>

    ARV, behavioral research, Global Campaign for Microbicides, HIV/AIDS policy, immigration, IRMA, Leo Colemon, Lori Heise, rectal microbicide, research, resistance, teleconference, UCLA