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Hiv Facts Vs Myths

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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... Read more »

Myths related to STDs

There seems to be a fairly widespread myth that an untreated gonnorhea infection will... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheet Discusses Myths About HIV Vaccine Research in African-American Communities

"Myths About HIV Vaccines and Vaccine Research ," Black AIDS Institute , AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition : The fact sheet, released in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , addresses misconceptions within African-American... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Separating Myths From Facts

There's still a lot of misinformation about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Myth: The Top Partner During Vaginal and Anal Sex Is at Low Risk for HIV. Fact: In reality, the top partner (the inserting partner) is at high... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Myth Versus Reality

Myth: HIV or AIDS can be cured. Reality: To date, there is no cure for HIV or AIDS and there are no vaccines to prevent HIV infection. Myth: HIV/AIDS is a gay disease. Reality: Anyone can be susceptible to HIV/AIDS, regardless of their... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

The African American HIV University: Breaking Myths About HIV

University Fellows, clockwise from upper left, Gregore Manley, Gilberto Herrera, La Fonda Piggins, Edgar Allen, and HIV University director, William Strain. (Photo by Brian Bradley) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... 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 »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... 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 »