The number of HIV-infected people has crossed the 40-million mark. Myths about HIV/AIDS have been around since the virus was first discovered. However, there are some myths and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS that can damage the mental and emotional health of people living with HIV.
Myths about HIV include that it is a death sentence, it can be cured with alternate therapies, and that the disease only affects drug users and gay men. Fortunately, these myths have been debunked.
For more information about HIV, consult the following:
AIDs Drug Safe for HIV Prevention in Men
Breakthrough: Scientists Crack HIV/AIDS Puzzle
Can Chemotherapy Drugs Defeat HIV?
AIDS Treatment Successes Continue
Once-Daily AIDS Drug Prevents Infection
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