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  1. IRMA’s Project ARM Presents Poster at AIDS 2012 – Africa Needs Rectal Microbicides Too!

    Unprotected anal intercourse (AI) plays an important role in African HIV epidemics. Until recently, rectal microbicides (RMs) have not been part of the broader HIV prevention agenda in Africa, due in part to the denial that AI takes place among heterosexual men and women and to the pervasive homophobia that has criminalized and/or negated the existence of Read More >>

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  2. International AIDS Official Conference Programme Now Available Online

    Available online via aids2012.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World’s Leading Scientists, President Bill Clinton, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates and humanitarian Sir Elton John to address the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. (AIDS 2012) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, (Burma) to address the conference Read More >>

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  3. Bloombeg News: Gilead’s Truvada Pill Is Safe for HIV Prevention, FDA Says

     via Bloomberg News, by Ryan Finn and Shannon Pettypiece Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)’s pill Truvada was safe and effective when used to protect uninfected people from getting HIV, U.S. regulators said in a report indicating the main concerns are when and how it should be used. Truvada was “well tolerated” and its ability to reduce the risk Read More >>

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  4. Get Prepared for PrEP: “Treatment as Prevention” Moves Ahead

    Via The Body, by Angela Bronner Helm What if you could use a product — and not a condom — to prevent getting infected with HIV? That may feel like a fantasy, but it’s actually edging closer to reality. At the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, the exciting South African CAPRISA study showed that using Read More >>

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  5. Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Guidelines

    AVAC is pleased to announce the release of the draft second edition of the Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Guidelines for biomedical HIV prevention trials, which were first published by AVAC and UNAIDS in 2007. This version is open for public comment until October 31, 2010. Comments can be sent to avac@avac.org. The second edition of the GPP Read More >>

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  6. “No Sex” Months

    Via AIDS Map, by Keith Alcorn Two leading HIV researchers say that countries worst affected by HIV should test whether promoting a national month of sex abstinence could slow the spread of HIV, by interrupting the chain of transmission during the primary, highly infectious stage of HIV infection. Professor Alan Whiteside of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Read More >>

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  7. Lankan Gays Want Rights

    via Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s gay community today demanded equal rights and urged the authorities to emulate India which had last year lifted restrictions on the gay community in New Delhi. Executive Director of Equal Grounds, Rozanne Flemar Caldera, speaking at a fashion show in Colombo this evening organized by Sri Lanka’s gay community said that people Read More >>

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  8. The Incredible Edible Anus (seriously)

    Manufactured by hand in the UK. For us, making chocolate is an art, which is why we only produce traditional hand made chocolate of the highest standard. We also believe the anus range can dissolve cultural boundaries of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Order yours today.

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  9. Heterosexual Anal Intercourse among Community and Clinical Settings in Cape Town, South Africa

    Seth Kalichman (1), Leickness Simbayi (2), Demetria Cain (1) and Sean Jooste (2) 1 University of Connecticut, United States2 HSRC Cape Town, South Africa Sex Transm Infect. Published Online First: 7 May 2009. doi:10.1136/sti.2008.035287Copyright © 2009 by the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Accepted 28 April 2009. Abstract Background: Anal intercourse is an efficient mode of HIV transmission Read More >>

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  10. A New Look at Sexual Prevention of HIV

    Our good friends at Planeta Salud have produced a thoughtful article on placing new prevention technologies in the larger context of sexual well-being, and calling for a re-thinking of the traditional HIV prevention paradigm. Don’t forget to visit our new web page for IRMA-ALC: IRMA América Latina y El Caribe for more resources in Spanish! Una nueva Read More >>

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