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 Only Happens to Promiscuous People

How many people you sleep with is irrelevant, because all it takes is one person to transmit HIV. Not to mention, past studies have found that being in a relationship can put people at risk for HIV, too, because that’s when people decide to put their guard down and ditch condoms.

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