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Microbicides
Alan Guttmacher Institute
Nonprofit focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education. Publishes periodic reports on microbicides.
Alliance for Microbicide Development
Consortium of pharmaceutical companies, scientists, and advocacy groups dedicated to the development of topical microbicides for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Global Campaign for Microbicides
International effort to build support among policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public for increased private and public sector investment in microbicide products that women and men could use vaginally or rectally to protect themselves and their partners from HIV and other STIs.
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates
IRMA is a network numbering over 600 advocates, policymakers and leading scientists from over 45 countries on six continents working to advance a robust rectal microbicide research and development agenda.
Microbicides Development Programme
Aims to evaluate potential microbicides in vitro, carry out safety studies in the United Kingdom and Africa, conduct social science research into acceptability and barriers to uptake of products, and complete phase III effectiveness trials.
Population Council
International nonprofit institution that conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research. Manages family planning and reproductive health projects including work on microbicides.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Provides educational materials and technical assistance to individuals and organizations advocating for microbicides.
Topical Microbicides
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outlining past research, ongoing and future research, and links to other resources.
Women's Global Health Imperative
A global research center based at Research Triangle Institute that provides scientific leadership to improve the ability of women and girls to protect themselves from HIV infection including microbicides.
Other Prevention Technologies
Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
Focuses on gender, rights, and health vis-à-vis population policy, contraceptive delivery, STIs and HIV, and gender violence. Advocates for expanded access to female and male condoms. The site contains Analyses of the U.S. AIDS Strategy and Resources on Gender and HIV/AIDS
The Cervical Barrier Advancement Society
Aims to raise the profile of cervical barrier methods both for preventing pregnancy and potentially HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Web site contains information about cervical barriers, downloadable materials, images of cervical barriers, and research updates.
CONRAD Program
Exists to facilitate the rapid development of safe, acceptable, affordable products and methods that provide contraception and/or prevent the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS and other infections.
Female Health Company
Manufacturer of the female condom. Site includes instructions on use and information on the company's partnership with UNAIDS. Periodically issues an electronic newsletter.
See Also
HIV InSite Knowledge Base
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