Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicides Advocate: Andrew Scheibe

Andrew Scheibe, from Cape Town, South Africa, works as a clinical investigator and programmes manager for Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation's Men's Division. He first got involved with IRMA before the Pittsburg 2010 Microbicide Conference.

Scheibe believes that the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has the experience and potential to conduct rectal microbicide trials and advocate for their development in Africa. He also believes that effective HIV prevention will allow individuals to choose from an array of strategies in order to keep themselves healthy. The Foundation recognizes that safe and effective rectal microbicides would be an invaluable technology for use in combination with condoms and other relevant behavioural prevention strategis by individuals who engage in anal sex, and recognizes the potential benefit which could be derived from rectal microbicides in all prevention messaging, at all times.

In keeping with IRMA's mission to advocate for safe, effective, acceptable and accesible rectal microbicides, Scheibe is actively disseminating the CAPRISA results in order to stimulate discussion around microbicide development and educate the community about developments in biomedical prevention technologies.

When he's not working with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Scheibe spends his time walking in the mountains around Cape Town and surfing in the ocean.

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