MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS
Myth 1: HIV CAN SPREAD THROUGH TOUCHING OR KISSING
FACT: You CANNOT get HIV from touching a person with HIV.
Hugging, holding hands, cuddling, and kissing is absolutely safe.
Myth 2: HIV ALWAYS LEADS TO AIDS
FACT: HIV does NOT always lead to AIDS.
Proper treatment and medication can keep the virus under control indefinitely, even if you are infected with HIV, thus preventing AIDS.
Myth 3: PEOPLE IN HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS DO NOT GET HIV
FACT: HIV does NOT distinguish between hetero- and homosexual sex.
Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior is at risk of acquiring HIV – regardless of sexual preference.