11 Myths About AIDS in Black America

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  •  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
  • 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

HIV Positive Folks Purposely Go Out and Infect Others

Yes, there have been instances of this being true, but the majority of people living with HIV/AIDS do not behave like that. A lot of times people unknowingly infect others, because they themselves don’t know that they are even positive. This is why it’s important to know your status and use condoms.

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