Category Archives: women

  1. IRMA Statement on VOICE Results

    [Click here for the VOICE press release – “Daily HIV Prevention Approaches Didn’t Work for African Women in the VOICE Study” – from the Microbcide Trials Network] IRMA, like the rest of new prevention technology researchers and advocates, is disappointed to learn that daily oral Truvada was not found to be an effective HIV intervention among the African women at Read More >>

    Africa, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, MTN, MTN 017, PrEP, rectal microbicide, research, Tenofovir, Truvada, vaginal microbicide, VOICE, women
  2. Anal health is not just a gay issue: Women need rectal microbicides too

    via Citizen News Service, by Bobby Ramakant “It is high time that anal health and hygiene comes out of the closet” said Dr Ross Cranston from University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Cranston was referring to the multitude of anal health complications people practicing receptive anal sex are likely to be dealing with in their lives and very Read More >>

    Africa, AIDS 2012, anal sex, Citizen News Service, herpes, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Conference, IRMA, Project ARM, rectal microbicide, STI, women, Women's Health
  3. HIV and the Law

    via the Commission on HIV and the Law The end of the global AIDS epidemic is within our reach. This will only be possible if science and action are accompanied by a tangible commitment to respecting human dignity and ending injustice. Law prohibits or permits specific behaviours, and in so doing, it shapes politics, economics and society. Read More >>

    criminalization, discrimination, drugs, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, law, MSM, risk, sex work, sexual behavior, stigma, Treatment, women
  4. South Africa: Aids Response Must Be Guided By Human Rights and Justice

    via allAfrica, by Festus Mogae and Stephen Lewis In South Africa and across Africa, HIV continues to prey on women, sex workers and men who have sex with men. It is clear that to end the HIV epidemic, we must protect and support these groups. Archaic laws and customs make women and girls more vulnerable to HIV. Read More >>

    Africa, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, law, MSM, sex work, South Africa, sub-saharan Africa, testing, Treatment, women
  5. So You Want to be a Sex Writer? Tristan Taormino on Activism, Anal, and Quitting Law School

    via SF Weekly, by Vanessa L. Pinto Excerpt: “I sent them a proposal for a book I called The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. This was a book I wanted to have on my shelf. I’m someone who started having anal sex in college. I really loved it, and I knew I couldn’t possibly be Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, gay men, heterosexuality, women
  6. Rosie the Riveter Can No Longer Represent the Face of Microbicide Research: Lessons from M2012

    by IRMA member Morenike Ukpong Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, hiv prevention, Microbicides, Nigeria, prevention, rectal microbicide, vaginal microbicide, women
  7. Researchers Stress the Importance of Screening Women for Precancerous Anal Lesions

    via AIDSmeds, by Tim Horn Results from a study conducted in the Bronx, New York, serve as an important reminder to HIV care providers: Comprehensive screening for precancerous anal lesions isn’t of importance only to HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). According to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes report by researchers at Albert Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, anal intercourse, anal sex, HIV, MSM, women, Women's Health
  8. Acceptability of coitally-associated versus daily use of 1% tenofovir vaginal gel among women in Pune, India

    via International Health, by Sanjay Mehendale, Swapna Deshpande, Rewa Kohli, Sharon Tsui, Elizabeth Tolley Abstract This study reports on the acceptability of 1% tenofovir microbicide gel among participants randomised to the coitally-associated use (n=50) or daily use (n=50) arms of a Phase II clinical trial in Pune, India. In a 6-month follow-up study, information on behavioural domains Read More >>

    behavioral research, India, Microbicides, Tenofovir, vaginal microbicide, women
  9. 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
  10. Can a Faster Condom Help Prevent the Spread of HIV?

    via Good Lifestyle, by Anmanda Hess Can’t wait to get it on? Meet Pronto, a condom that claims to go from package to shaft within three seconds. Pronto is the work of South African inventor Willem van Renburg, who sought to develop a barrier method that didn’t “kill the mood” with all that awkward fumbling. Seeing that Read More >>

    condoms, gay men, MSM, sexual behavior, South Africa, women