When it comes to HIV, many people don’t know the full story which leads to a lot of misinformation and misunderstandings. Let us help you sort the HIV facts from the myths.
MYTH: Someone who is HIV positive cannot have a baby.
Not true. There are steps that both partners can take to prevent transmission of HIV during conception. And provided medical advice is followed, there’s less than a one per cent chance that an HIV positive woman’s baby is born with HIV.
MYTH: If you get HIV you'll die soon.
Not true. HIV medications mean that a person with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy, especially if they are diagnosed very soon after infection.
MYTH: There is a cure for HIV
Not true. Sadly, there’s no medication that can cure HIV. And scientists believe a cure could be more than 10 years away.
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