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Myths About Hiv Transmission

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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 »

hiv question (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

can you get hiv if you bleed during unprotected sex but both people are unifected?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're wondering if two HIV uninfected people could get HIV having unprotected sex with each other!?!? Once again a QTND (question that never dies) rises like a phoenix from the ashes. See below for the ATNC (answer that never changes).Dr.... Read more »

myths info

I would just like to clarify if I have misinterpreted the information provided on this website.On the article '10 common fears about HIV transmission', it was said that shaking hands (which may have cuts or peeling on them) posted no risk...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi EricYes there is no chance of transmission to occur this way. Continue to shake those hands, your biggest concern would be picking up a cold from all that hand shaking but not HIV!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... 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 »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A.
Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch.
Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5

Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »

2 myths sooooo many mixed messages

Posted by eeek, 3 Replies
I am so confused, I keep reading different things about whether or not kissing is a risk. Does anyone have the final word on this. I kissed someone 4 1/2 weeks ago, did not notice any blood at the time but had drank way too much so somewhat... Read more »

HIV Transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Being a senior in high school, many times "peer pressure" can get to you. But I have been blessed with good parents and have been a big factor in my growing up. I have never done drugs, never gotten drunk, and have done great in school. I have... Read more »