Category Archives: HIV Transmission

HIV from Massage Parlor?

Q: I recently went to a massage parlor for the first time, one thing led to another and I cheated on my wife. I’m terrified that I was exposed to HIV or another STD, and the last thing I want to do is pass it to her or my children. It was just oral sex, […]

Scared of Contracting HIV

Q: I just found out that someone I had sex with several months ago has been diagnosed with HIV. I’m very scared right now. What are the chances that I contracted this virus? Do I need to be tested even though we used a condom? Will I need to be tested for the rest of […]

Scared to Get an HIV Test

Q: I just found out that my boyfriend cheated on me with someone who has HIV. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend several times before finding this out. I’m really scared that I might have HIV. I know I need an HIV test – but I’m scared. Please tell me what to expect. Name […]

How Do You Get HIV?

Hi, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about different ways of getting HIV, and frankly it’s beginning to seem a little scary. Is it true that if you have sex with someone who has it, you’re guaranteed to get it also? What about oral sex? What is the risk of transmission? I guess overall […]

Clarksville police make HIV arrest

First time in local police history for charge under 1994 state law A Clarksville woman was arrested Thursday.  She was charged with knowingly exposing a man to HIV. The woman, Donyel Da’Shawn Brown, was charged with criminal exposure to HIV, and her bond was set at $1 million. The arrest warrant states a man reported […]

Can gay couples get HIV or an STD if both partners don’t have HIV or an STD?

First of all, you don’t have to have sex to get an STD or HIV. Some STDs can be transmitted simply through skin to skin exposure, like herpes or syphilis. You can get HIV other ways, also. For example, a needle-stick or blood transfusion can cause transmission of the virus. You should also consider there […]

Healthcare Workers Exposed to HIV/AIDS

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can be transmitted through the exchanging of bodily fluids including blood, semen, vaginal discharge, and breast milk. Means of transmission include sexual contact with an infected person, sharing of needles or syringes with an infected person, or through blood […]

Nevirapine Warning on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

HIV-negative persons taking antiretrovirals for postexposure prophylaxis–prevention of infection immediately after a needlestick or sexual exposure to HIV–should avoid using nevirapine except in unusual situations, according to recommendations published in the January 5 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nevirapine has not been officially recommended […]

HIV Testing and Diagnosis in Infants and Children

MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS Responsibilities of Child Healthcare Providers As part of the initial newborn evaluation, the pediatric clinician should determine whether human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of the mother has been completed properly and should follow up on any outstanding laboratory values. Pediatric clinicians should obtain testing for HIV beyond the neonatal period if the child […]

Researchers identify new strain of HIV derived from gorillas

French researchers have identified a new human immunodeficiency virus, the first derived from gorillas, a report said Monday. A new virus is difficult to detect by tests because it is not closely related to the other three HIV variants. The three previous HIV variants came from chimpanzees. The new findings indicate that gorillas, in addition […]