Category Archives: United States

  1. 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
  2. Meet Stefan Baral: Our Newest Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    “Though linked geographically, there is extreme diversity in the dynamics of transmission of HIV and potential structural interventions to mitigate transmission. Let the local community lead the way in terms of messaging and strategy, and progress will be made while staying on terra firma.” Stefan Baral is an IRMA advocate from Baltimore, Maryland. He is a physician, Read More >>

    Africa, ICASA, Johns Hopkins, Microbicides, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, United States
  3. Oral HPV More Common in Men Than Women

    via The New York Times, by Anahad O’Connor About one in 15 Americans is infected with oral human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus that causes throat cancers, and the disease is especially common among men, new research shows. The research is the first major study to document the nationwide prevalence of oral human papillomavirus, or HPV, a Read More >>

    HPV, men, oral sex, United States, women
  4. Concerns about Gilead’s Truvada used as HIV Prevention

    via Financial Times, by Christine Livoti Gilead Sciences’ (NASDAQ: GILD) once-daily Truvada pill has seen only tepid interest for adoption in the HIV prevention setting, despite treatment guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), experts told Biopharm Insight. This is largely related to issues around feasibility, cost and historical evidence for other prevention strategies, which may Read More >>

    FDA, Gilead, HPTN052, new prevention technologies, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada, United States
  5. Age as a Risk “Marker” for MSM

    via JAIDS, by Potterat, John J BA; Brewer, Devon D PhD Hurt and colleagues observed that primary HIV infection (PHI) in men who have sex with men (MSM) was associated with selecting older sex partners. Specifically, MSM with PHI (median age, 24.5 years) tended to choose partners 5 years older (median, 29.8 years) compared with uninfected MSM Read More >>

    Gay, gay men, Infections, injection drug use, MSM, social conditions, United States
  6. Obama and Clinton Pledge to Protect Gay Rights Throughout the World

    via The New York Times, by Stephen Lee Myers The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that the United States would use all the tools of American diplomacy, including the potent enticement of foreign aid, to promote gay rights around the world. In a memorandum issued by President Obama in Washington and in a speech by Secretary of Read More >>

    Gay, human rights, LGBT rights, Nigeria, Obama, United States
  7. Off-Label Use of the Female Condom for Anal Intercourse Among Men in NYC

    via American Journal of Public Health, by Kelvin EA, Mantell JE, Candelario N, Hoffman S, Exner TM, Stackhouse W, Stein ZAAbstract We surveyed 111 male clients of an HIV/AIDS service organization in New York City in 2008 and 2009. Seventeen percent had used the female condom for anal intercourse; of these, 89.3% had used the female condom Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, condoms, female condom, New York, United States
  8. MSMGF Provides New Online Resources Detailing the Law’s Effect on MSM Health and Human Rights

    Global MSM network calls on policy makers, parliamentarians and advocates to address legal and policy barriers undermining Universal Access to HIV services This World AIDS Day, as the United Nations Global Commission on HIV and the Law draws up its final recommendations, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) urges national legislators around the world to Read More >>

    Africa, law, MSM, MSMGF, United Nations, United States
  9. When Condoms Ain’t Enuf

    via The Body, by Allen Kwabena Frimpong and Michael Terry Everett “I also want to mention that we are increasingly becoming better at incorporating conversations about ‘harm reduction’ into the realms of substance use (needle exchanges, safe injection sites, pill testing, etc.), but we often fail to adequately translate this model when speaking of communicating risk reduction Read More >>

    Canada, condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, safer sex, United States
  10. Registration for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) Opens December 1!

    Registration, abstract and programme activity submissions for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), to be held from 22 to 27 July 2012 in Washington, D.C., open December 1 online at More than 25,000 participants and 2,000 journalists from approximately 200 countries are expected to convene at the conference, which is predicted to be a landmark Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, International AIDS Conference, United States, Washington D.C.