Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Is The Biggest Misconception The General Public Has About Hiv And Aids

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Secretary-General Annan Launches Global Media AIDS Initiative to Educate Public About HIV/AIDS

Leading executives from 22 media companies on Thursday at a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New York City pledged to use their companies' influence to educate the worldwide public about HIV/AIDS, the Financial Times reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: Youths Have Misconceptions on HIV/AIDS

"Recent news of increases in HIV infection in people ages 30 or younger should be an alarming wake-up call here in Nashville. ... "Most did not witness the initial wave of the AIDS epidemic, which devastated individuals and families. Many gay and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Misconceptions "Still Cause AIDS Stigma" in China, Study Finds

A UNAIDS official on Tuesday said widely held misconceptions about AIDS in China are making it more difficult to garner public support for those with the disease, despite years of educational efforts. In a recent survey of more than 6,000 Chinese,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

AIDS: The Biggest Controversy of the Century... what???? (AIDS DENIALISM, 2010)

Dr. Bob, May I start off by saying you are one incredibly attractive Italian, and I must say it is quite a shame you are gay... if you weren't, I might be making a trip over there to sweep you off your feet. Unfortunately for both of us, I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Controversy of the century???? Hardly!!!! Actually, what you came across is pure poppycock. It's AIDS denialism propaganda. I've discussed this topic numerous times. See below for a small excerpt of what's in the archives. If you... Read more »

when did the general public become aware of the HIV/AIDS virus?

did their >knowledge and awareness stem from the contamination of the national blood >supply, and the unusual cancers occuring after organ transplants in theearly 80's? where can i find other resources backing up your answer? thank...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first reported in gay males in the summer of 1981 and the first case of AIDS in an infant was reported in December 1982. These cases were in the mainstream news at the time, but I think that the... Read more »

when did the general public become aware of the HIV/AIDS virus?

did their >knowledge and awareness stem from the contamination of the national blood >supply, and the unusual cancers occuring after organ transplants in the early 80's? where can i find other resources backing up your answer? thank you...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
I suggest you read the book "And the band played on" which gives an overview of the early history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States.BJ... Read more »

first aid, general public

what happens if someone in public has AIDS and they cut themselves you you happen to get blood on yourself?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Several parts of this are confusing to me. If you're out in the general public (the only other choice is at home), how would you know if someone who's bleeding has AIDS? Or even HIV, for that matter? So it's best to respond to human... Read more »
Connect With Others

How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
http://www.monthlyreview.org/nfte0904.htm
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~josephwd/Cuba/delaVega.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2014854&dopt=Abstract

Many won't like this but I think... Read more »

HIV & Public Health - lets rethink.....

Posted by GamboJim, 2 Replies
All,

I posted this reply to one of the messages earlier. I feel we need to examine current testing conditions to really fight HIV. Also google "Sharon Mitchell" & "Pcr" - she's the Director of AIM (clinic that caters to Adult Industry) - for her... Read more »

the biggest day of my life tommorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Who here knows what types CANNOT be detected by current HIV tests ELISA's given at LabCorp but would be positive on western blot? What are the strains responsible for this kind of reactivity? I tested negative on EIA from LabCorp and also from... Read more »

home access, biggest and best bang for your buck

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
f you used the HOMEACCESS (FDA approved) HIV anti-body test, and it was >6 months past your last test,
you are HIV negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same
test used by... Read more »