HIV Myths

I know that everybody has heard about HIV and AIDS and since people have a great fear because of it, there have been some myths created that don't have any real basis, but they are considered to be true and also there are some people who think that these myths are actually true. In this article I am going to tell you about some of the most common myths.

The first one might be that the most people when they find out that they have been infected with HIV, think that they are going to die. The truth is that in our days those people who have been injected with HIV and AIDS live longer than ever before, and this is because the available treatment and medication and also by the fact that there is a lot of information available on the topic so that these people might live a life that is almost normal.

Another myth is that it would be easy to create a vaccine against this virus, so there are some questions raised about why don't the scientists make one. In fact the creation of a vaccine has numerous difficulties and challenges and there are some specialists who think that they are still very far from creating an effective vaccine.

Some individuals has certain beliefs according to which AIDS and HIV might be cured. There are some people who say that they have found the cure for this infection, but sadly at this moment there is no actual cure available for the disease. This is why people should be careful about such claims, because they are false.

Regarding the care that the infected people receive, you should know that is best to see a specialist instead of your family doctor because of the complexities that HIV and AIDS have. It might be a good idea to find a doctor who handles many other HIV and AIDS patients.

There are some questions regarding oral sex as well. Some people think that there is no need to use a condom in case of oral sex and this proves out to be a very dangerous myth related to HIV. It is important to know that condoms should be used in any kind of sexual encounter, oral, anal or vaginal.

In the past it has been true that in case a person has been infected with this virus, she wasn't advised to have children. In our days things have changed and women who have been infected with the virus might have families. Naturally there are some precautions that you should keep in mind, but the infection shouldn't stop people from having what they have always wanted.

Regarding the age groups, people might think that the people over 50 might not contract this disease, but the truth is that in the past period there have been more and more new cases documented among this age group.

I think that now you know many myths regarding HIV/AIDS and you know that they aren't true.


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