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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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Misconception of Life Insurance For HIV/AIDS

Dear Ms. Franzoi, On May 9 someone wrote asking why you advise people with HIV to go to certain companies for life insurance coverage. The person writing further states these companies don't offer life insurance coverage to anyone with HIV....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Thank you. In addition, I just learned that Gerber Life will offer policies for $3,000, $5,000 or $7,000 to individuals between the ages of 50 and 75 on a guaranteed issue basis.... Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS a myth?

I have a question about heterosexual AIDS transmission... 1) back in 1982 at the outset of the disease, about 95% of cases were found in individuals falling into one of four risk groups (gay men, intrav. drug users, hemopheliacs, blood...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.You bring up a number of issues here. First of all, remember that when welook at risk factors for AIDS cases, these statistics tell us how people wereinfected an average of 10 years ago. That's because the... Read more »

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 dispel the myth that bee venom destroys HIV

Hi Dr. Young, So I'm sure you've read the article that exploded on Facebook (if not, here's the link: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/03/13/bee-venom-destroys-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv/) about how bee venom destroys...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The study you refer to is a very early stage report about the anti-HIV properties nanoparticles containing the bee venom toxin called melittin. It's a legit study. Here's the <a... Read more »
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Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

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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 »

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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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 »