The Rectal Revolution is Here!
In July 2013, Bridge HIV, in collaboration with the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Be The Generation, sponsored a screening of the educational and entertaining film The Rectal Revolution is Here!. The screening was followed by speakers and discussion to help introduce the idea of rectal microbicides and future research studies to the San Francisco community.
Speakers following the film included:
Dr. Albert Liu, Director of HIV Prevention Intervention Studies at Bridge HIV
Jim Pickett, Chair of the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) and Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men’s Health at AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Rig Rush, community activist and former Microbicide Trials Network study participant
Dana Van Gorder, Executive Director of Project Inform
The Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) is a U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded worldwide collaborative clinical trials network focused on preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.
MTN-017 was the first phase II clinical trial of a rectal microbicide. The study enrolled 195 men who have sex with men from 8 clinical research sites on 4 continents to study the safety and acceptability of a rectally-applied tenofovir gel.
UPDATE: Learn more about the results of MTN-017: International Study Finds High Levels of Adherence to Use of Rectal Microbicide Gel
October 2013 / Updated December 2016