Myths and misconception about HIV/AIDS; Print
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Saturday, 17 July 2010 09:50


1.    Myths and misconception about HIV/AIDS;
MYTH –Is traditional story trying to explain the natural phenomenons to which are not correct.
MISCONCEPTION-the false information said about a situation, or the false impression, belie.


  •  HIV is the punishment or curse from GOD caused by breaking some rules.
  •  HIV is not a punishment or a curse from God. It is a sexually transmitted disease or STI
  •  By the look of an eye you can tell who is HIV positive or not.
  •  It is only through a test that a person’s HIV status can be determined.
  •  When HIV positive you will die within a very short time.
  • With the availability of ARV's, PLHIV’s lives have been prolonged.HIV has become a chronic or life-long disease which can be treated.
  •  You become sexually inactive when you are HIV positive.
  •  You can still be sexually active when you are HIV positive, but it important to have safe sex.
  •  Condoms are ineffective in the prevention of HIV transmission.
  •  If used correctly and consistently condoms are very effective in preventing HIV transmission. Actually they are the only way to prevent transmission during sex.
  •  Having sex with a virgin cures HIV/AIDS.
  •  To date there is no cure of HIV.
  •  Nothing can be done to stop the further spread of HIV/AIDS.
  •  A lot has been done to prevent HIV from spreading ,eg using condoms, going to VCT’s ,treatment of STI’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission etc.
  •  Once a partner is positive, the other one is automatically positive.
  •  Not always. Discordant couples exist. Some people get AIDS easily than others. Everyone needs their own HIV test.
  •  Poverty is the only contribution to HIV/AIDS infection.
  •  Both rich and pure can be infected with HIV.
  •  Taking human urine can cure HIV in the body.
  •  Urine does not cure HIV. Currently there is no cure for HIV.


Take home message ,
Hiv/aids is not cause it is a disease like any other disease ,it is the most friendly and tolerable than most terminal ailments.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 July 2010 09:56