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Myths Or Stereotypes About People Infected With Hiv

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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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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 condition is gay. Listen i really don't care what one's sexual preference is, it is there business. But I am 110 heterosexual, it's...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In the interest of clarity:Heterosexuals can get HIV (in fact most people on this planet with HIV are indeed hetero).DW... 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 is the evidence of re-infection? Please site the peer-reviewed published study or studies discussing how re-infection is real! I keep hearing about...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting your provocative question.I'm not sure who you've been asking your questions to. A quick search about super infection finds those elusive peer-reviewed publications.HIV superinfection definitely occurs,... 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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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.

MD

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