11 Myths About AIDS in Black America

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  • 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
  • Government Has a Cure for HIV, but Won’t Share It

Testing for HIV Means You Are Looking for It

Wanting to know your HIV status doesn’t bring any “karma” into your life. That isn’t how HIV transmission works. Getting tested is actually a responsible thing to do because it protects you and your partners.

(Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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