The online home of IRMA – International Rectal Microbicide Advocates – is an important resource for everyone interested in the research and development of safe, effective, and acceptable rectal microbicides. Whether you are an advocate, a scientist, an interested community member, a funder or a policy maker – you will find all kinds of useful information on our site.

Below, please check out three sections we would like to highlight today – all of which can be found under the tab Resources – including Teleconferences, Community Presentations and IRMA Materials. We hope you will utilize everything our website has to offer.

Click Community Presentations for access to a host of rectal microbicide and new prevention technology presentations given in the Community – at conferences and workshops all over the world, by advocates and scientists.

Click above for access to all Teleconference presentations, dating back to 2006. IRMA regularly conducts global teleconferences to allow members to learn about the latest in research and advocacy efforts on behalf of rectal microbicides – all without ever leaving their chair. Click the Teleconference section of the site to not only look at past presentations and related materials and notes, but also to find information about the next scheduled call.

Click above – IRMA Materials – for access to materials created and published by IRMA, including our latest report – Less Silence, More Science – Advocacy to Make Rectal Microbicides a Reality – in English and in Spanish. In addition, you will find a basic rectal microbicide fact sheet here, and a basic rectal microbicide PowerPoint presentation.

Please feel free to take advantage of these resources to inform yourself and others about rectal microbicides. Men and women around the world who engage in anal intercourse need more options – beyond condoms – to protect themselves against HIV. Please use these tools to help push the science forward!