HIV myths 'endure from the 1980s'

HIV myths 'endure from the 1980s'
 

Myths about HIV that were common in the the 1980s still endure, according to the Terrence Higgins Trust.
A survey of 2,000 people to mark Thursday's World Aids Day explored the beliefs that still persist, despite the significant medical advances since that time.
Here are five common mistaken beliefs about how HIV is contracted and treated:
Myth - HIV can be transmitted by kissing
Truth - The YouGov survey found 20% still believed this - but HIV cannot be passed on through skin-to-skin contact or saliva.
Myth - Sharing a toothbrush with someone who has HIV can pass on the virus
Truth - Just... read more

 
Thursday, 08:15 in Health, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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