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Myth About Gas Pumps And Hiv

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HIV Gas Pumps

Hi Doc,I recently read online that there have been some incidents of hiv needles hidden under gas pump handles. I have really bad anxiety and after i finished pumping gas i saw m index finger blood under my skin but no pain or bleeding. Would i have...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-This is a hoax and not true. See below the statement from the CDC regarding needle sticks that occur outside of the health care system."While it is possible to get infected with HIV if you are stuck with a needle that is... Read more »

HIV Fact or Myth?

I was told today that you can prevent HIV infection by bathing right after sex. I always thought... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV-positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: Condom Access -- Porn Stars Vs. Teens; High-Dose Flu Vaccine Recommended for HIV; HIV/Pregnancy Myths; and More

HIV News & Views, January 10, 2013 - TheBody.com January 10, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com News & Views Library Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV News... 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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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 »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
Read the part about Tattoos.



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 »

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

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some myths I have heard

Posted by Anonymous
when asking people about HIV I have heard these things said to me.
1. you have to have multible exposures to get Hiv.
2.Hiv can hide in your body for 7 years
3. even a Nurse told me a HIV test must be done 1 year after possible exposure.

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