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10 Harmful Myths About HIV/AIDS

 5/11 

Straight People Don't Get HIV

Straight People Don't Get HIV

HIV is not a gay disease. Men can infect women, and women can infect men. HIV does not discriminate. In fact, the majority of HIV-positive people in the world became positive through heterosexual sex.

Risk is not about who you are; it's about what you do. People who have unprotected sex with someone whose status they don't definitely, unequivocally know is HIV negative, are potentially putting themselves at risk for HIV.




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


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