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Myths About HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials Get the Facts! Introduction There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea that is nottrue. In dealing with HIV, it is important to be able to tell reality frommyth. Believing myths can result in fear, in denial, and even in damage to yourhealth. Myths About HIV...
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HIV Fact or Myth?

I was told today that you can prevent HIV infection by bathing right after sex. I always thought this to be false. Is it fact or myth that good hygiene can prevent stds such as HIV???...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV transmission cannot be prevented by bathing after sex. The best method to reduce the risk of transmission during sex is to use condoms. See <a href=http://www.thebody.com/whatis/basics.html#myths target=_new>Myths About HIV and... Read more »

YEAST INFECTION: MYTH OR FACT?

I am a female who, after stupidly having unprotected hetero sex 2 years ago, has had 5 negative HIV tests (out to 15 months) without further exposure. Two of the tests I did at home using the Home Access Test, and 3 were rapid tests done at an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tested to Death,Drs. Feinberg and Aberg are correct: "Chronic or recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be a common early indicator of HIV in women." This statement is an HIV awareness message meant to remind or inform women with... Read more »

Science vs. Myths...

Before post my question: Your are doing a wonderful job here... please continue with people education & care!I recently found some internet web sites questioning about the existence of the HIV Virus, the real factors of the AIDS disease,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, it seems pretty clear to me that these sites do risk a lot in terms of confusion. I mean, what is clear to most practicing clinicians like myself, even if you forget about things we can't readily see like viral particles and such, is that... Read more »

True fact?- 6 months until detection of hiv /aids

Is it a true fact that it takes up to 6 months from unprotected sexual encounter to detect in testing if you have came across and been infected with hiv/aids? How long does it really take from sexual encounter for hiv/aids to enter your body system...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No. That is incorrect. The answer is three months. It takes three months for the body to produce enough antibodies to be detected by an antibody test. At 90 days you can get a conclusive HIV test result. In health,Richard... Read more »
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Myth or Fact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I posted in the other forum by accident, Hey in maple ridge canada i heard of a person leeding on napkins in a dispenser and then putting the napkins back in that he bled on, say i wipe my self with these napkins and theres blood on it, is there any... Read more »

MYth or fact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey in maple ridge canada i heard of a person leeding on napkins in a dispenser and then putting the napkins back in that he bled on, say i wipe my self with these napkins and theres blood on it, is there any risk at all ? and what are the chances i... Read more »

hiv is a myth?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I dont understand how some people claim HIV is a myth. I wanted to copy down some

Dr. Rodney Richards, PhD, Biochemist, Founding scientist for the biotech company Amgen. Collaborated with Abbott Laboratories in developing some of the first HIV... Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

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Hi - This is to announce the beta 1 release of http://www.AIDSvideos.org/, whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to assist those affected by making all the world's HIV/AIDS educational videos in all the world's languages available online... Read more »