11 Myths About AIDS in Black America

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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Magic Johnson Is Cured
  • Government Has a Cure for HIV, but Won’t Share It
  • You Can't Get HIV From Anal Sex
  • Life Is Over When You Test Positive
  • Testing for HIV Means You Are Looking for It
  • AIDS Meds Will Kill You
  •  Down-Low Men Fuel the Epidemic
  • You Can Tell If Someone Has HIV
  • HIV Only Happens to Promiscuous People
  • Straight Men Don’t Get HIV
  • HIV Positive Folks Purposely Go Out and Infect Others

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Even though the epidemic has been around for over 30 years and there are many resources out there, there’s also a lot of misinformation being spread in our community. Here, we debunk some of the most popular myths about HIV/AIDS in Black America. — Kellee Terrell

(Photo:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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