Topics :: HIV transmission

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

By Liz Highleyman | Sunday Jul 20, 2014
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

Missed Nat’l HIV Testing Day? Get Tested Anyway

By Denise Royal | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Last Friday was National HIV Testing Day, but even if you missed it, or forgot, or didn’t even know about it, don’t worry because getting tested is important every day. This year’s annual theme is "Take the Test, Take Control."

Out of Jail -- With HIV

By David Crary | Sunday Jun 29, 2014
Each year, according to federal estimates, one out of seven Americans with HIV passes through a correctional facility. Thousands are released every year - transitioning to the uncertainties of the outside world.

Across the U.S., June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and across the nation, AIDS service organizations, LGBT groups and even local drugstores are holding events to promote people getting tested and knowing their serostatus.

’Condoms in Porn’ Vote Looms in CA State Senate

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
The state Senate is expected to vote on a bill next week that would require condom use for commercially filmed sexual acts in California.

In SF, PrEP Talk Draws A Crowd

By Liz Highleyman | Saturday May 31, 2014
More than 100 people packed the Eureka Valley Recreation Center for the latest San Francisco AIDS Foundation Real Talk forum on antiretroviral treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis - or PrEP - for HIV.

Uganda Nurse Jailed in HIV Exposure Case

By Rodney Muhumuza | Wednesday May 21, 2014
A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for exposing her patient to HIV.

New CDC Campaign Gets People Talking About HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched Start Talking. Stop HIV., a new national communication campaign encouraging gay and bisexual men to talk openly about HIV.

CDC Releases New Guidelines for PrEP

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 14, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new clinical guidelines on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.

Molecule in Soy Sauce May Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time to order Chinese take-out! Scientists have accidentally discovered that a molecule used to enhance the flavor of common soy sauce can actually help stop HIV from spreading.