Thursday, November 25, 2010

Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicides Advocate: Mariama Kamara

via IRMA

Kamara is the Operations Manager for the African HIV Policy Network (APHN), an alliance of African community-based organizations and their supporters that are working for fair policies for people living with HIV/AIDS in the UK. As the only African organization in the UK whose work is dedicated to policy, advocacy and national and international representation, the APHN provides training, support, research and information focused on HIV and sexual health among Africans in the UK.
I think that rectal microbicides are important because individuals need different options that have the potential to strengthen HIV Prevention efforts by enabling women and men to choose from and use a wide range of methods to protect themselves from contracting HIV and other STIs.”
Kamara, a native of Sierra Leone, first encountered IRMA via the UK African Microbicides Working Group; a group of individuals from several UK HIV organizations that are working to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of microbicides and other HIV prevention options. The Working Group stays abreast of current issues in microbicide development by hosting ‘buzz cafes,’ one of which is featured on the IRMA blog, and by engaging with scientists and the media.
When she's not fighting HIV/AIDS, Kamara loves to travel and meet new people, or spend time with family and friends.
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