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10 Harmful Myths About HIV/AIDS


HIV/AIDS Is a Death Sentence

HIV/AIDS Is a Death Sentence

Contrary to popular belief, an HIV/AIDS diagnosis is no guarantee of a shorter lifespan. Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, there was little to no treatment available and the AIDS death rate was very high.

Fortunately, with the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the late '90s, the health and life expectancy of people living with HIV has improved dramatically. If you keep up with your meds and take care of your body by eating right and exercising, there's no reason you can't live a long, healthy life with HIV.

Warren Tong is the senior science editor for and Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.

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