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10 Harmful Myths About HIV/AIDS

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Harmful Myths

With the lack of HIV education out there, and with the pandemic largely off the public radar, it's no surprise that we come across many HIV myths. When AIDS first showed up, very little was known about it: There were many questions, but few answers, so people started making up their own. Over the last three decades, many of these myths have grown and still thrive today, despite plenty of evidence that they are not true.

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Warren Tong is the associate editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.


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Comment by: Al B. (NY) Tue., Oct. 25, 2011 at 5:54 am EDT
Having sex with a virgin cures HIV
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Comment by: Barbara (Tampa, FL) Mon., Oct. 24, 2011 at 11:52 am EDT
Oral sex can be problematic when both parties are HIV+ and have gingivitis or periodontal disease and exchange fresh blood from bleeding gums.
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