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What Is the Most Outrageous Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?


Jorge Zepeda

Jorge Zepeda, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco, Calif.

"If I take a contraceptive pill, I'm not going to get HIV" -- that's one.

The other one is a guy saying to a woman: "You don't menstruate anymore, so I don't have to use a condom."

We don't have an integrated reproductive health education package [in the U.S.]. We dissect HIV and then we have other STDs and then we have reproductive health.

We don't put an integrated message out there.

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