GMHC presents: The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research - 1/23/13

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Discussion and video presentation at Gay Men's Health Crisis in NYC, from 10am til noon on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.


Special screening of the new video "The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to rectal microbicide clinical trials."


Light refreshments will be provided. Event is FREE and open to the public.

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GMHC presents: The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research - 1/23/13

  1. 1. Gay Men’s Health Crisis presents The Bottom Line on Rectal Microbicide Research A discussion and video presentation with Jim Pickett Chair, International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) and Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men’s Health, AIDS Foundation of Chicago Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:30 am – 12:00 pm GMHC, 446 West 33rd Street – 6th floor (between 9th and 10th Avenues)Unprotected anal intercourse is 10 to 20 times more likely to result in HIV infection Artwork by Jim Cooke, courtesy of jezebel.comcompared to unprotected vaginal intercourse. Unprotected anal intercourse—a common human behavior—is a significant driver in the global HIV epidemicamong gay men and transgender women as well as among heterosexuals.Topics to be covered: • Brief overview of rectal microbicide research and advocacy (What are they? When will we have them?) • Next scientific step: launch of MTN-017, the first ever Phase II trial of a rectal microbicide • Viewing of new educational video, “The Rectal Revolution is Here: An introduction to Rectal Microbicide Clinical Trials,” produced by IRMA, the Population Council and Microbicide Trials Network • Discussion: Will rectal microbicides replace condoms? How can we confront the stigma attached to anal sex? How can you get involved in the effort?The discussion is free and open to the general public.Light refreshments will be provided.For more information, call (212) 367-1016 ore-mail krishnas@gmhc.org.For more information on IRMA, gmhc.orgvisit rectalmicrobicides.org.

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