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What are some of the stories you have heard about HIV? There are so many incorrect narratives out there. For example, you may have heard that touching a person living with HIV can transmit the virus, or that all people who are diagnosed will die.
These Simply Aren’t True.
MYTH: Only same sex loving persons contract HIV. HIV is a gay disease.
FACT: Anyone can get HIV, whether it be heterosexual couples or same sex loving partners.
MYTH: You can get HIV by being around someone who has the virus.
FACT: HIV is only transmitted through blood, breastmilk, vaginal fluids and semen.
MYTH: Having HIV is a death sentence.
FACT: A person with HIV can live with it and have a healthy and fulfilling life. You must, however, take your medication as advised.
Some additional myths about HIV that are never true:
For even more Myths and Misconceptions surrounding HIV, check out the video below:
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