Myths and misconception about HIV/AIDS;
Written by Faasik Info
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.
|MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTION |
- 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