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Myths Or Stereotypes About People Infected With Hiv

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self esteem and cultural stereotypes

Hi,I read once (i think it was the NYtimes) that the increased rates of HIV infection amongst black women (esp. in nyc) was attributable to negative self images and cultural stereotypes, meaning that they had sex to overcome to prove that they were...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any "cultural stereotype" that leads people to have "more sex." Sex is a universal activity in every cultural group. The suggestion that black women have more sex than others sounds more like a prejudicial... Read more »

I am not gay but with the cond. i hate the stereotype.

Dr. Dave,People are so ignorant and its so frustrating. Why do they assume that everyone with the... Read more »

Re-Infection, urban myth or medical scare tatic!

Where's the proof of re-infection? With over 33 million HIV positive people worldwide where... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

mtvU, Kaiser Family Foundation, POZ Magazine Launch Online Game to Confront HIV/AIDS-Related Stereotypes

mtvU , MTV's college network, and the Kaiser Family Foundation , in partnership with POZ Magazine , on Wednesday unveiled "Pos or Not ," an online game that aims to confront HIV/AIDS stereotypes and overcome obstacles that prevent people from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: The New Face of HIV/AIDS -- Rising Disease Rates Strip Away Our Stereotypes

Linda Williams of the Northeast Florida Women's AIDS Alliance (NFWAA) did not let the lower-than-expected turnout at a recent breakfast on the Southside stop her from getting her point across. HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death for... Read more »

What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

People living with and working in HIV/AIDS worldwide are also front-line witnesses to the prevalence of HIV/AIDS myths -- even now, after decades of information and education around HIV/AIDS. We asked dozens of these individuals to share some of the... Read more »

What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

Even though the facts about HIV are well known and agreed upon by every HIV specialist and every single HIV/AIDS organization in the United States, there remains a lot of misinformation about HIV. We asked HIV-positive people and people who work on... Read more »
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Discrimination and Stereotypes Presentation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am taking a class on different forms of discrimination and the topic of HIV and discrimination has not yet been addressed and therefore I am developing a presentation on this topic in order to help increase awareness and sensitivity to this type... 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 »

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 »

6 month MYTH !

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to point out that there are certain people who hang around this forum for over 2 years and keep posting the 6 month myth to scare people.
Trust your 3 month results.


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