Tuesday, July 24, 2012

IRMA's Project ARM Presents Poster at AIDS 2012 - Africa Needs Rectal Microbicides Too!

Unprotected anal intercourse (AI) plays an important role in African HIV epidemics. Until recently, rectal microbicides (RMs) have not been part of the broader HIV prevention agenda in Africa, due in part to the denial that AI takes place among heterosexual men and women and to the pervasive homophobia that has criminalized and/or negated the existence of gay men and other men who have sex with men. IRMA (International Rectal Microbicide Advocates) launched Project ARM—Africa for Rectal Micro-bicides to ensure Africa is on the world´s RM research and advocacy agenda.

On Monday, July 23, IRMA's Project ARM initiative presented this poster (below) at AIDS 2012 - highlighting strategies to ensure Africa is on the rectal microbicide research and advocacy map. For more information on Project ARM, click here (right on this blog.)

Click this link for pics of IRMA members in action at AIDS 2012, on Facebook.


*Join IRMA's robust, highly-active. moderated, global listserv addressing rectal microbicide research and advocacy as well as other interesting new HIV prevention technologies by contacting us at rectalmicro@gmail.com. Joining our listserv automatically makes you a member of IRMA - a network of more than 1,100 advocates, scientists, policy makers and funders from all over the world.

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