Zika
15 April

Zika Virus Transmitted through Sexual Intercourse, CDC Confirms

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT

By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist

The CDC has confirmed a case of the Zika virus through sexual transmission between two men in Dallas. One of the men had recently traveled to Venezuela before returning to the states.  His symptoms included fever, rash, and pinkeye; less than a week later his partner experienced the same symptoms.

Both were examined by a physician who concluded the virus in both their blood samples.  The CDC has confirmed, “The present case report indicated Zika virus can be transmitted through anal sex, as well as vaginal sex.”