Myth about AIDS
A person is considered to have developed AIDS when the immune system is so weak.
1. I can get ADIS
HIV is not spread through touch, tears, sweat, or saliva. You cannot catch HIV by: Breathing the same air as someone who is HIV positive.
Touching a toilet seat or doorknob handle after an HIV positive person.
Drinking from a water fountain.
Hugging, kissing, or shaking hands with someone who is HIV positive.
Sharing eating utensils with an HIV positive person.
Using exercise equipment at a gym.
You can get it from infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or mothers milk.
2. Nothing to worry about becoming HIV positive new drugs will keep me well
Antiretroviral drugs are improving and extending the lives of many people who are HIV positive. However, many of these drugs are expensive and produce serious side effects. None yet provides a cure. Also, drug resistant strains of HIV make treatment an increasing challenge.
3. HIV from mosquitoes
AIDS is spread through blood, people have worried that biting or bloodsucking insects might spread HIV. Several studies, however, show no evidence to support this even in areas with lots of mosquitoes and cases of HIV. When insects bite, they do not inject the blood of the person or animal they have last bitten. Also, HIV lives for only a short time inside an insect.
4. Im HIV positive my life is over
The death rate from AIDS was extremely high In the early years of the disease epidemic But today, antiretroviral drugs allow HIV positive people and even those with AIDS to live much longer, normal, and productive lives.
5. AIDS is genocide
as 30% of African Americans and Latinos expressed the view that HIV was a government conspiracy to kill minorities. Instead, higher rates of infection in these populations may be due, in part, to a lower level of health care.
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