Things You Should Stop Believing About HIV And Its Severity


HIV is one of the most dreaded diseases in the world. Due to the fact that the disease has no cure, many people have come up with several theories about the diseases; some of which are not valid in anyway. You have probably believed alot for which some are totally untrue.

So in this article in line with a publication on WebMD, we are going to have a look at some of the things you should stop believing about HIV/AIDs and its severity. Just sit tight and enjoy this article while learning something new.

What Are The Things You Should Stop Believing About HIV?

1. Oral Copulation poses same HIV risk as normal copulation – while some theories point to the possibility of one contracting or spreading the virus through oral copulation, but studies have shown that in practice this is far from the truth. This means there is very little risk of contracting the disease via this form of copulation.

2. Mosquitoes can spread HIV – this is another myth that should not be entertained in anyway. Mosquitoes can also spread malaria and dengue fever.

3. You can tell if someone has HIV – this is another myth that should be done away with. There is practically no way of knowing if your partner is positive or not, whether the person is healthy or not. The reason is that, the disease is largely asymptomatic until the last stage which is AIDS. You may also have the disease for years without being aware till you are tested.

4. You can contract it when you go close to the people suffering from the disease and also through kissing – this is another thing you should stop believing about the severity of the disease. It is true that the stigma that comes with the disease is natural, since no one would want to contract something that has no cure. But it’s still important to state the facts, which is that you can’t contract the virus when you come close to an infected person or even kiss the person.

5. HIV shortens a Person’s Life span – this is another myth. The truth is that, HIV can shorten one’s lifespan if not handled well but if you handle the disease well, there is very little chances or risk of it affecting the lifespan. Taking the retroviral medications judiciously will certainly keep your immunity intact.

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