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

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Jack Mackenroth

Jack Mackenroth, New York City, diagnosed in 1990

The craziest, most outlandish myths I've ever heard about HIV are probably the misconceptions about how it's contracted.

I still think, even with all the education out there, there are people who think you can get HIV by kissing, and think you can get it by drinking out of the same cup as someone with HIV. Even in the gay community -- it's obviously not a gay disease, but you would think that gay men would be really educated on the subject matter, and I'm still, every once in a while, surprised at the things that people say.





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