Topics :: HIV transmission

Ask the Doc: Sexual Roulette

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Friday Sep 19, 2014
Is it safer to have sex with someone who doesn't know their HIV status, or with a pozzer that has an undetectable viral load? The Doc knows....

Campos Seeks Better PrEP Access in SF

By Liz Highleyman | Friday Sep 19, 2014
The number of gay and bisexual men using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection has risen steeply over the past year, according to data presented at a community forum Tuesday, September 16.

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
The 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be observed Thursday September 18.

Hornet App Takes Aggressive Approach to Preventing HIV Infections

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
As part of the growing arsenal of tools to keep people aware of their HIV status, Hornet Gay Social Network, the fast growing gay mobile app, has added another in-app tool with aids.gov to help prevent HIV infections and reduce stigma.

San Diego Landscaper Pleads Not Guilty to Intentionally Spreading HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 5, 2014
A landscaper from San Diego who claims to be related to labor leader Cesar Chavez stands accused of intentionally infecting two dozen men with HIV.

HIV Infections Rise, Thwart Brazil's AIDS Efforts

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil - with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24.

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.