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


Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris, Actor, New York City

There are so many to choose from. In the early days, the myths were that toilet seats, shaking hands ...

... or people who have AIDS coughing in the same room could give someone HIV. It's hard to think of one single most ridiculous, most outrageous myth.

It would be funnier if the repercussions weren't so tragic. People's lives are affected by that kind of ignorance, so it's hard to really appreciate the humorous stupidity of people.

If you think about having sex, you might get AIDS: People would actually say things like that!

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