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Microbicides 2006

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MICROBICIDES 2006 CONFERENCE Cape Town, South Africa



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AMAG/GCM Pre-Conference Workshop

Hosted by the African Microbicides Advocacy Group and the Global Campaign for Microbicides, the Pre-Conference Workshop featured presentations by Dr. Ian McGowan of the UCLA AIDS Institute, Dr. Quarraisha Abdool-Karim of the CAPRISA Women and AIDS Programme, Columbia University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Anna Forbes of the Global Campaign for Microbicides.

In the afternoon, participants took part in one of four break-out sessions: Microbicides 101, Microbicides Messaging & Media,  Gender Rights-Based Approaches to Microbicides, and Strategies for National Microbicides Advocacy in the Global South.  Where available, we have provided the presentations and materials from the Pre-Conference Workshop opening and break-out sessions.

Opening Session Presentations

Impact of Advocacy on the Microbicides Field
Anna Forbes, MSS

Microbicides: A Scientific Update
Ian McGowan, MD, PhD, FRCP

Clinical Testing of Microbicides
Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD

Microbicides 101
Microbicides Research: An Overview
Laurie Sylla, Yale AIDS Program

Microbicides Messaging & Media
Lori Heise, Global Campaign for Microbicides
Omololu Falobi, Journalists Against AIDS
No formal presentation available

GCM Media and Messaging Fact Sheets:

Microbicides Messaging: Themes to emphasise & avoid
Managing Expectations Around Microbicides
Addressing Questions & Common Misperceptions about Clinical Trials

Gender Rights-Based Approaches to Microbicides
Dawn Cavanagh, Gender AIDS Forum
Vicci Tallis, Gender AIDS Forum
For more information please contact the Gender AIDS Forum at

Strategies for National Microbicides Advocacy in the Global South
Manju Chatani, African Microbicides Advocacy Group
Megan Gottemoeller, Global Campaign for Microbicides
Dr. Morenike Ukpong, Nigeria HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Group
No formal presentation available at this time