Topics :: HIV transmission

In Uganda, Nurse Accused of Spreading HIV

By Rodney Muhumuza | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
A nurse who tried to give an injection to a distraught child was accused of attempting to infect it with HIV when she accidentally pricked herself, then tried to administer the injection.

Gay Men Divide Over Use Of HIV Prevention Drug

By David Crary | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without condoms

70 Percent of Men Find Barebacking With a Stranger ’Exciting’

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Surprise, surprise: a majority of men admit that bareback sex with a stranger is exciting.

PEPFAR Cuts Threaten Goal of AIDS-Free Generation

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 28, 2014
With the release of President Barack Obama’s 2015 Global AIDS Funding budget, leading global health experts have voiced their concerns about the effects of the President’s proposed cuts.

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 10, 2014
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the time to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV.

Yale Study Identifies Barriers to Partner HIV Notification

By EDGE | Friday Feb 28, 2014
A new study by Yale researchers looks at factors that prevent partner HIV notification, by both MSM and the health department.

Clean Crack Pipes as HIV, Hep C Prevention Tool?

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 8, 2014
San Francisco city supervisors and health advocates are continuing to greet the idea of distributing crack pipes with a mix that includes open-mindedness and silence.

Philly FIGHT Helps with Largest-Ever Clinical Trial for a Cure

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Philadelphia FIGHT, in partnership with the Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research, will participate in the largest randomized trial anywhere focused on testing an easily accessible strategy to advance an HIV cure.

Missouri Man Accused of Exposing 30 People to HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
Prosecutors have accused a former Missouri college student of knowingly exposing more than 30 sexual partners to HIV in four months -- as revealed by the man’s personal video collection of the encounters.