11 Myths About AIDS in Black America

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  • 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
  • You Can't Get HIV From Anal Sex

AIDS Meds Will Kill You

Plenty of folks think that back in the day AZT — a form of treatment — killed people. Yes, AZT had serious side effects, but science now is more advanced and so are the meds. Not to mention, mounds of research shows that HIV treatment helps people live longer, not the opposite.

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