Thanks to AVERT! I read their timeline and found a very interesting factsheet about myth on HIV-AIDS. It’s a very important information and worth to read, not only for young people, but for all! Since most of the myth are frequently asked by people. Well, some of the questions have been asked to me as well during my outreach activity. So now, I will write down some from the factsheet here. Check it out:
Unless both partners have large open sores in their mouths, or severely bleeding gums, there is no transmission risk from mouth-to-mouth kissing..
2. I am pregnant, can I transmit HIV to my baby?
An HIV-infected pregnant woman can pass the virus to her unborn baby during pregnancy, labour or breastfeeding. If a woman knows that she is infected with HIV, there are drugs she can take that greatly reduce the chances of her child becoming infected.
3. I am worried about getting tested, what if I have HIV?
There is no cure for HIV, however an early diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment means that people living with HIV can live both a long and healthy life.
4. I know someone who is HIV positive, am I at risk?
HIV cannot be transmitted through ordinary social contact, therefore simply having a friend who is HIV positive, or being in the presence of a person living with HIV poses no risk of transmission. HIV is not an airborne, water-borne or food-borne virus and does not survive for very long outside of the body. This means that HIV cannot be transmitted through things like spitting, sneezing, coughing, sharing glasses, cutlery, or musical instruments. Moreover, HIV transmission cannot occur via swimming pools, showers or by sharing washing facilities or toilet seats.
Are you curious to find out the other myth and the facts? Find them here http://www.avert.org/media/pdfs/myth-busting-factsheet.pdf