11 Myths About AIDS in Black America

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  • 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
  • Magic Johnson Is Cured

Life Is Over When You Test Positive

Yes, initially testing positive for HIV is hard to accept. But life begins when you actually know your status because now you are no longer in the dark about your health. And with knowledge comes power — power in starting a treatment, improving your health and taking the next steps to ensure a long and healthy life. 

(Photo: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Amy Peterson / Getty Images)

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