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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 »

Please clear my doubts Myths of Hiv

Dear Shannon,Would like to say that I have found a great relief on going through your replies on various posts.. A very big thanks for that.. Would request you to kindly go through my set of Queries and worries as below.1.Can Hiv be contracted by...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThank you for your comments. I'm honored to be a part of The Body and answering questions for folks!1. Fingering carries an even lower risk than oral and oral sex carries one of the lowest risk of HIV transmission. 2. HIV begins to die once... Read more »

Handjob Myth

Dear BobI wold please request you to post my question. I had a massage+handjob exposure 2 months back. No-Oral/vagianl/Anal sex of any kind. 7 weeks later I got flu and I was scared that it could be becasue of this exposure. I tested positive for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Please 'revert" please"??? What does that mean? "Handjob myth"? What myth?If your only HIV risk was a rub-and-tug from a masseuse who wore pants, your chance of contracting the virus is nonexistent. That would... Read more »

Myths related to STDs

There seems to be a fairly widespread myth that an untreated gonnorhea infection will "turn" into syphilis. Is this true? Does an untreated gonorrhea infection turn into syphilis?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), there are numerous myths out there. One such myth is that if you have one STD, it can turn into another STD. In reality, when a person has one STD, it will not... Read more »
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HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

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Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths

by Laura Whitehorn



April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through the Georgia prison system is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... 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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6 Month Myth

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Our own former surgeon general wrote:

HIV antibodies generally do not reach
detectable levels until one to three months following infection and may take
as long as SIX MONTHS to be generated in quantities... Read more »