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Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety Organizational/Individual Endorsers (total 519) Text of call: Background

Recent studies have raised questions about the impact of sexual lubricants on the risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is outrageous that more than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don’t know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. In fact, it is only recently that most advocates, HIV prevention workers, researchers and regulators have even realised that we don’t yet know the answers to these fundamental questions. Today, there are only a few disparate studies related to lube safety underway. These studies do not form part of an overarching plan to answer questions about lubricant safety because there isn’t one. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda and insist upon its quick implementation. We must know whether or not various types of sexual lubricants are safe for vaginal and rectal use. We must understand fully what impact they have on the risk of acquiring HIV and STIs. •As advocates, funders, researchers, lubricant manufacturers and regulators, we are committed to come together to develop and implement a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda. •As advocates, we support more research, funding, and collaboration to determine whether lubricants are safe.


•As funders, we will support the research and collaborative work required to determine whether lubricants are safe. Funding for lubricant safety research will not come out of budgets for microbicide research or other new prevention technologies. •As researchers, we will conduct the appropriate studies required to determine whether lubricants are safe. •As lubricant manufacturers, we will list the ingredients used to manufacture lubricants and work with researchers and regulators to ensure that our products are safe. •As regulators, we will provide guidance into the research data required to ensure that lubricants available on the market are safe. Endorse the Call to Action on Lubricant Safety Men, women and transgender people from around the globe who engage in vaginal or anal intercourse deserve access to safe, condom-compatible sexual lubricants. Please endorse this global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety. You may endorse the Call to Action as an individual or as an organization

Organizational Endorsers = 180 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Abra Advanced Research International Pte Ltd, Singapore ACON, Australia Act for Change, Ghana Act Up/East Bay, USA ActionAIDS, USA Adam's Love, Thailand ADEFHO, Cameroon Adhikaar, India Advocate for Grass Root Empowerment, Nigeria Affirmative Action, Cameroon African Alliance for HIV Prevention, South Africa African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), South Africa Afrique Arc En Ciel, Togo AIDES, France AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, USA AIDS Foundation of Chicago, USA AIDS Project Los Angeles, USA AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region, USA AIDS United, USA AKPAKA Axel, Benin


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ALPHA Pittsburgh, Inc., USA ALTERNATIVE CÔTE D'IVOIRE, Cote D’Ivoire Anova Health Institute, South Africa Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health, Thailand Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, Thailand Association of Liberian People Living With HIV (ALL+), Liberia Astitva - An Organisation for the Support and Development of Sexual Minorities, India Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, Australia AVAC, USA Blue Diamond Society, Nepal CAMFAIDS(Cameroonian Foundation For Aides), Cameroun Canadian AIDS Society, Canada Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE), Canada Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Canada Canadian Treatment Action Council, Canada Caribbean Association of Midwest America, USA Cascade AIDS Project, USA Case/UH Microbicide Clinical Trials Community Advisory Committee, USA Center for Applied Research on Men and Health (CARMAH), Vietnam Center for the Right to Health (CRH), Nigeria Central Area Community Pantry, USA Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Malawi Centre for the Development of People, Malawi Chengdu Tongle, China Chicago Female Condom Campaign, USA Chicago Women's AIDS Project, USA Citizen News Service – CNS, India Club des 7jours, Togo C-NET+, Belize Coalition Internationale Sida PLUS, France COCQ-SIDA, Canada COMMUNITY AND FAMILY AID FOUNDATION-GHANA, Ghana Community Information Center, USA CONCEPTO VIH-SIDA E ITS, Mexico Davryan Laboratories, Inc (Probe lubricants), USA Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, South Africa Diversity And Solidairty Trust, Sri Lanka DUH Demonstration for Universal Healthcare, USA Epicentro, Peru Equal Opportunities, Tajikistan Evolve, Cameroon Family Planning Council, USA


63. Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, USA 64. Freedom and Roam Uganda, Uganda 65. Fundacion Manodiversa Bolivia, Bolivia 66. Gala Initiative Uganda, Uganda 67. GALAEI / Trans Health-Information Program, USA 68. Gay City Health Project, USA 69. Gay Men’s Health Crisis, USA 70. Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance, Canada 71. Gel Works Pty Ltd, Australia 72. GLBTQ Jamaica, Jamaica 73. Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), USA 74. Global Network of People Living with HIV, North American (GNP+NA), USA 75. Global Network of Sex Work Projects, UK 76. Global Research and Advocacy Group (GRAG), Senegal 77. GlobalGayz.com, USA 78. GrenCHAP Inc., Grenada 79. Guyana RainBow Foundation (GuyBow), Guyana 80. GWLmuda, Indonesia 81. Health and Opportunity Network (HON), Thailand 82. Health Digest Foundation, Ghana 83. HealthHIV, USA 84. Heroes Project, India 85. HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, USA 86. House of Joe, USA 87. Housing Works, Inc., USA 88. Humanity First Cameroon, Cameroon 89. Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, USA 90. Imagine Kenya Trust, Kenya 91. India HIV/AIDS Alliance, India 92. Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, Canada 93. International Center for Advocacy on Right to Health, Nigeria 94. International Planned Parenthood Federation, UK 95. International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA), USA 96. International Youth Council-Nigeria, Nigeria 97. IRMA ALC - América Latina y el Caribe, Peru 98. IRMA Nigeria, Nigeria 99. ISHTAR-MSM, Kenya 100. Iskorak, Croatia 101. Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, Jamaica 102. Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights, USA 103. Joint Adherent Brothers and Sisters Against Aids, Uganda 104. Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force, USA


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Louisiana Latino Health Coalition for HIV/AIDS Awareness, USA MAACA, INC, USA Maritime Life Precious Foundation, Ghana Men Against AIDS Youth Group, Kenya Men For Health and Gender Justice Organisation, Botswana Microbicide Trials Network, USA Minnesota AIDS Project, USA MUSC/Lowcountry AIDS Services Consumer Advisory Board, USA NAM Publications (Aidsmap), UK National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition, USA National Minority AIDS Council, USA Naz Male Health Alliance, Pakistan Network for Young People with HIV/AIDS, Tanzania New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society, Nigeria Okaloosa AIDS support & Informational Services, Inc. (OASIS), USA PEMA Kenya, Kenya Penitentiary Initiative, Ukraine People Like Us (PLUS) Kolkata, India PeterCares House, USA Planeta Salud, Spain POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network), USA Population Services International in Romania, Romania Positive Mind & Body Support Group Network, USA Positive Voices of Philadelphia, Inc, USA Positive Women's Network USA, USA Presbyterian AIDS Network, USA Pride Equality, Sierra Leone PRIDE In Action, Jamaica Pro Health Initiative, Nigeria Professionals in Pride Kenya (PPK), Kenya Project Inform, USA PT Foundation, Malaysia Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK), Armenia Puerto Rico Community Network for Clinical Research on AIDS, Puerto Rico Queer Alliance Nigeria, Nigeria QUEEROCRACY, USA Rainbow Community Kampuceah, Cambodia Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Psycho-social Support Services, Ethiopia Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, DR Congo Rainbow-Ethiopia in Exile (REE), USA Real Opportunities Network, Ghana Rock of Hope, Swaziland


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San Antonio AIDS Foundation, USA San Francisco AIDS Foundation, USA SEA-AIDS (Asia Pacific eForum on HIV), India SIBALT, Russia SID'ADO, Cameroon Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Guyana Society Against Sti's & Hiv (Sash Bahamas)& BNN+, Bahamas SOMOSGAY, Paraguay START at Westminster, USA Stichting AidsCare, The Netherlands Tamba Pwani, Kenya Tanzania Sisi Kwa Sisi Foundation, Tanzania Terrence Higgins Trust, UK Test Positive Aware Network, USA The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, USA The Initiative for Equal Rights, Nigeria The Mpowerment Project, USA The Yes Yes Company Ltd, UK Total Health Empowerment and Development (THEDI), Nigeria Treatment Action Group, USA Trigg Laboratories, Inc., USA Uganda Health and Science Press Association, Uganda UNITED AND STRONG INC, Saint Lucia Vivir. Participacion, Incidencia y Transparencia, A.C., Mexico Vote For Health Campaign, India We For Civil Equality NGO, Armenia William Way LGBT Community Center, USA Women`s Health, HIV and AIDS Southern Africa, Zimbabwe Womenplus Against TB and HIV in Kenya, Kenya Women's Health and Equal Rights Initiative, Nigeria Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, USA World AIDS Forum, Australia Youth for Health Center, Mongolia Youth Voices Count, Thailand

Individual Endorsers = 339 1. 2. 3. 4.

Adam Fairris, UK Adedapo Fabunmi, Canada Ako Cyriaque Yapo, Senegal Alan Johnson, USA


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Alapini Max, Benin Alberto Abello, USA Alex Carballo-Dieguez, USA Alicia Gauvin, USA Allison Boyd, USA Amoussou Damien, Togo Andrew Reynolds, USA Angel Luis Hernรกndez, Puerto Rico Ann Jones, USA Ann Joseph, USA Anna Forbes, USA Anna Saeger, USA Anne Lehocky, USA Antonio Gonzalez, USA Arick Buckles, United States Ben Bavinton, Australia Ben Clapham, USA Ben Wilcock, Australia Bertram Johnson, United States Beth Galaska Burzuk, USA Bi Petex, Uganda Bisi Alimi, United Kingdom Blake Smith, UK Bobby Ramakant, India Brian Kanyemba, South Africa Brian M. Green, USA Brian White, South Africa Briana Morgan, United States Brooke Willis, USA Butch McKay, USA Cameron Wolf, USA Caren Kirkland, USA Carlos Vela, Peru Carrie E .Foote, USA Cassandra Warren, USA Cassie Bayside, Australia Celina Londono, USA Champion Phiri, South Africa Chanthorn Phorng, Cambodia Charlene Dezzutti, USA Charles, Uganda Chheav Aphyra, Cambodia


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Chiranjivi Amgai, Nepal Chris Bartlett, USA Christian Rumu, United States Christopher B. Duerkes, USA Chull Sesugh Stanley, Nigeria Clare Collins, USA Clayton Ruley, USA Clever Chilende, Zambia Collins Seymah Smith, Ghana Cory Silverberg, Canada Courtney McCrellias, USA Dahlia Ferlito, USA Dan Kilbane, USA Dana Loxley, Australia Dana Nelson, USA Daniel MacDonald, USA Daramola Christianah, Nigeria Darrel Johnson, United States David Acosta, USA David G Ostrow, USA David Kuria, Kenya David Phillips, USA Dawna Edwards-Watson, USA Deb Tolenaar, USA Deirdre Grant, USA Denis Efremov, Russia Derrick Mapp, USA DJAMIL BANGOURA, Senegal Don Pults, USA Donald MacIver, USA Donn Colby, Vietnam Doug Brown, UK Doug McColeman, Canada Douglas Masinde, Kenya Douglas Warzyn, USA Douomong Yotta Serge, Cameroon Dr Stuart Koe, Singapore Dr. Michael W. Plankey, USA Dredge Kang, USA Drew Nannini, United States Duncan Japhta Khothatso Moeketse, South Africa Durueke Florita, Nigeria


89. Dustin Kight, USA 90. Ed Wolf, USA 91. Edie O'Connor, United States 92. Edward Fuchs, USA 93. Edward Iwanicki, USA 94. Eniko Akom, USA 95. Eric Arnold Fopossi, Cameroon 96. Eric Evans, USA 97. Eric Jovanni Castellanos, Belize 98. Eric M Glare, Australia 99. Erich Schneider Orme単o, Peru 100. Erik Libey, USA 101. Erik Streeter, USA 102. Ernest MOSEKI, Botswana 103. Essiomle Ethie, Togo 104. Eva Westley, United States 105. Fiona Hale, UK 106. Gabriel Boichat Sancho, Spain 107. Gail Broder, USA 108. Garland Wood, USA 109. Garry Brough, UK 110. Gary Paul Wright, USA 111. Gautam Yadav, India 112. Gbekou, Togo 113. Gennady Roshchupkin, Russia 114. George Kerr, USA 115. George Miller-Zauner, USA 116. George Pappas, USA 117. George Reginald Freeman, Sierra Leone 118. George Victor O, Kenya 119. Georges S., Togo 120. Georges Sideris, France 121. Gerard Nkundimana, Rwanda 122. Gina Brown, USA 123. Glenn Kornblum, USA 124. Gregg Kimball, USA 125. Hanna Hjord, USA 126. Hannah Graves, Canada 127. Heath Paynter, Australia 128. Heather Pines, USA 129. Heidi Nass, USA 130. Heidi Wesbrock , USA


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Helen, USA Henrieese Roberts, USA Hugo Dann, Canada Ian Lemieux, US Innocent Afeke, Ghana Ivan Cruickshank, Jamaica J. Jeff McConnell, USA Jace Dyckman, USA Jack Cox, USA Jade Patten, USA James Carrington, United States James Komar, United States James Talley, USA Jamie Roberts, USA Jamie Sims, USA Jason Jacobs, USA Jason King , USA Jean-Michel Brevelle, USA Jeff Berry, USA Jeffrey Pope, USA Jennifer A. Hawley, USA Jeremy Wing Kien Kwan, Malaysia Jerome Galea, USA Jerry Evans Opany, Kenya Jeton Ademaj, USA Jim Cosenza, USA Jim Eigo, USA Jim Merrell, USA Jim Pickett, USA Joan Tallada, Spain John Andrews, USA John Hamiga, USA John Kashiha, Tanzania John McAllister, Botswana John Peller, USA Jorge Gutierrez, USA Jorge Yon, Peru Joseph Alfano, USA Joseph N. Ngunju, Kenya Joseph Walker, USA Joyce Hunter, USA JP Cano, USA


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Jules Eloundou Atamba, Cameroon Julian Sanjivan, USA Julie Davids, United States Justin Wilson, USA Kadiri Audu, Nigeria Kandasi Levermore, Ghana Karen Creary, USA Karon Stephen, France Kasha Jacqueline, Uganda Kate Alexander, USA Kate Morrow, USA Kay Marshall, USA Kees Rümke, The Netherlands Keith Gereffi, USA Kelly Curran, USA Kennedy Otieno Olango, Kenya Kenny, USA Kent Klindera, United States Kevin DeLuca, USA Kevin McKenzie, USA Kieta D. Mutepfa, USA Krishna Stone, USA Kyon Saucier, USA Larry Baxter, Canada Laurel Sprague, United States Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, India Leo Schenk, The Netherlands Leticia Martinez, USA Lillibeth Gonzalez, USA Linda Hughes, USA Linda Watson, Canada L'Oreal McCollum, USA Loren Jones, United States Luis Galarza, Ecuador Mac-Darling Cobbinah, Ghana Maheswar Satpathy, Australia Marc-André LeBlanc, Canada Marcelo Maia, USA Margaret Onah,Nigeria Marie Camacho , USA Marie Omorodion, USA Mark Hubbard, USA


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Mark Ing, USA Mark S. King, USA Marlon Woodward, USA Martha Tholanah, Zimbabwe Mary Brewster, United States Mathew Rodriguez, USA Matt Bray, USA Matthew Franck, USA Matthew Rose, USA Matthew Vaughan, Thailand Megan Canon, USA Melanie A Reese, USA Michael Louella , USA Michael Luciano, USA Michael Moore, USA Michael Trigg, USA Mike Kennedy, Australia Mike Peters, USA Mombunza Azuba, DR CONGO Monique Newell, USA Morenike Ukpong, Nigeria Muriel Visser, France Mykaila Ostrom, USA Mykal Welch, Belize N. Nash, USA Naigaga Lillian Mutengu, Uganda Nathan Solomon, USA Nicholas Bates, Australia Nnamani Ikechukwu Sammy, Nigeria Olumide Makanjuola, Nigeria Omullo Paul, Kenya Orbit Clanton, USA Otis Richardson, USA Paramita, India Patricia Segura, Peru Patrick French, USA Paul Causey, Thailand Pedro Goicochea, USA Penny DeNoble, USA Peter Michira, Kenya Pham Thi Hanh Van, Vietnam Philippe Menkoue, Cameroun


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Phillis Washington, USA Pilot Mathambo, Botswana Prince N. Bahati, Kenya Ramon Nunez III, USA Rebecca Giguere, USA Remigus Emodi, Nigeria Rev. Charles Straight, USA Ricardo Jimenez, USA Richard Coover, USA Riley Smith, USA Rita Lisa Labbett, US Rob Camp, Spain Robert Aponte, USA Robert Birch, Canada Rodney Chalera, Malawi Roger Cunha, USA Roger Pebody, UK Roger Prasad, Canada Roger Tatoud, UK Roy Wadia, India Rukia Ahmed, Kenya S. Wakefield, USA Santiago Palomino, Peru Sarah Harlan, USA Sasha Gear, South Africa Scot More, USA Scott Robertson, Zambia Sedar, Benin Sergio Farfan, USA Shawn Decker, United States Shayna Buhler, Canada Shivani Thaker, USA Shreena, India Sibusiso, South Africa Simon Odiwuor , Kenya Siobhan Fee, UK Solomon, Kenya Srun Srorn, Cambodia Steave Nemande, Cameroon Stephen Karpiak PhD, United States Stephen McGill, Liberia Stephen Miller-Zauner, USA


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Steve Miralles, Peru Steven S. Muchnick, PhD Stuart Koe, Singapore Sue Saltmarsh, USA Suman Nepal, Nepal Suraj Madoori, USA Susan Forrest, USA Susan Lloyd Yolen, USA Susie Hoffman, USA Sylvie Rouby, FRANCE Tendai F Mbengeranwa Mhaka, Zimbabwe Terence Roethlein, United States Teresa Springer, USA TG Green, USA Thandi Maluka, South Africa Theresa Rubin, USA Thomas Haig, Canada Tian Johnson, South Africa Tiedjou Joseph Achille, Cameroon Tim Farley, Switzerland Timothy Frasca, USA Timothy Kee, United States Titcha Ho, USA Trenado, France Trevor Pearson, USA Troy, USA TUNG DUY BUI, Thailand Udom Likhitwonnawut, Thailand Vanessa Smith, USA Veaceslav Mulear, Moldova Victor Rollins, Bahamas Vikram, USA Wanda Brendle-Moss, USA Wanda Commander, USA Will Wilson, USA William Booth, Canada Wolf Graf, Australia Xolile Mabuza, Swaziland Yolanda, USA Zoe Duby, South Africa Zoran Dominkovic, Croatia

Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety - Endorsers  

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