PCP HIV AIDS Toolkit/HIV Myths and Facts
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HIV Myths and Facts[edit | edit source]
- A person who looks and feels healthy may still have HIV.
- Taking oral contraceptives, or birth control pills, can protect a woman from getting HIV.
- In the Philippines an estimated12,000 people have HIV.
- If everything feels OK after sex, you can not have HIV.
- You can tell if someone has HIV by looking at them.
- It is better not to find out if you have AIDS, since there is no cure.
- A mother can pass HIV to her baby.
- 42 million people in the world are living with AIDS.
- The only way to know if someone has HIV is a blood test.
- Using a condom can help protect you from the transmission of HIV.
- There are medicines that can slow the progression of AIDS.
- You can get HIV from an insect bite.
- You can get AIDS or HIV the first time you have sex.
- HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing or holding hands.
- It is dangerous to touch people with HIV/AIDS.
- HIV/AIDS affects people of all races, sexual orientation and genders.
- AIDS is a disease that affects mostly white people. AIDS is only a disease of immoral people, such as homosexuals and prostitutes,
- There is NO cure for AIDS.
- Doctors and religious leaders in our country have cured AIDS.
- There is no AIDS in the Philippines.