Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Annette Larkin, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Annette is one of five new bios posted last week.

Annette Larkin
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

“It’s possible that microcides will really find a home in the rectum, so to speak.”

Annette is an IRMA advocate, a communications consultant and a guest lecturer at Georgetown University‘s grad school for communications. She is also the assistant editor of North Wind Magazine. Annette has additionally been working with CAMI – Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations.

Besides being a fabulous IRMA advocate, Annette enjoys travelling, watching HBO’s ‘Girls’, and hanging out with her gorgeous daughter Bella and boyfriend.

Annette first started engaging with IRMA because she found the group very dynamic and engaging and wanted to join in. Additionaly, she has workd with CONRAD, the developer of tenofovir gel for vaginal as well as rectal use.

Annette believes that rectal microbicides are important as a new HIV prevention technology because there seems to be an increase in the amount of people having anal sex, and lube is needed to maximize pleasure anyway. Her advice to IRMA is to keep believing in rectal microbicides!

Thank you, Annette, for all that you do!


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