Rectal Microbicide Development – An African Perspective, a satellite session held July 19, 2009, at the IAS 2009 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, described the role of anal intercourse (AI) in HIV transmission and discussed recent research towards the development of rectal microbicides for the prevention of AI-associated HIV infection. Data from the African continent was highlighted.

Click here for Ian McGowan (IRMA Scientific Vice Chair) and Jim Pickett (IRMA chair) on video.

Following are all of the presenters and their linked presentations.

Click here for photos from the session, on Flickr.

Chris Beyrer, USEpidemiology of HIV among MSM in Africa: Implications for rectal microbicides

James McIntyre, South Africa and Sibongile Dladla, South Africa Accessing MSM in Africa for health care and HIV prevention studies

Ian McGowan, USDevelopment of rectal microbicides

Jim Pickett, USGo tell it on Table Mountain – rectal microbicide advocacy from here to there


IRMA’s Jim Pickett guests on the Windy City Queercast to talk about the IAS Conference in Cape Town, inspiring grannies, and of course, rectal microbicides.

Click here for the podcast.

Reference: WCQ325 Jim Pickett and the International AIDS Conference 2009-09-01

Click here for pics of those inspiring grannies, and more.