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


Yolanda Diaz

Yolanda Diaz, New York City, diagnosed in 1989

The craziest myth that I've heard about HIV is that you can have "full-blown AIDS" -- like, if you're "full-blown pregnant"!

Either you have HIV or you have AIDS.

Also, the myths of: "Oh, I got HIV." "You're gonna die!" I think that now, in the year 2008, people are really living with the virus because of medication, herbs, acupuncture, reiki, meditation, and I could go on. So many things that are out there -- I can see that people are just living with the virus instead of freaking dying with it, you know?

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