Common Myths and Misconceptions about the Transmission of HIV

Common Myths and Misconceptions about the Transmission of HIV


1)     I can get HIV by being around other people who are HIV positive.

2)     I don’t need to worry about contracting HIV, new medication will keep me well.

3)     I can get HIV from mosquitoes.

4)     I have been infected with HIV, my life is over.

5)     AIDS is the new holocaust.

6)     If I am receiving treatment then I cannot spread the HIV virus.

7)     I am a heterosexual and I do not use IV drugs, therefore I will not contract HIV.

8)     My partner and I are both HIV positive; therefore there is no need to practice safe sex.

9)     I would be able to tell if my partner was HIV positive.

10) You can’t get HIV through oral sex.

11) HIV can be cured by having sex with a virgin.

12)  HIV is the same thing as AIDS.







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