Throughout the world, and especially in Africa, safe, condom-compatible lubricant is inaccessible for most people who engage in anal intercourse. Making lubes more accessible is a cornerstone of IRMA’s Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides initiative.

Read more about our efforts to expand the availability and accessibility of safe, condom-compatible lubricant here.

And if you are going to AIDS 2012 – look for IRMA. We’ll be wearing stickers like the one below – and handing them out to everyone!


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