The 11 biggest HIV and AIDS myths busted

  • metta

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    Sep 30, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    The 11 biggest HIV and AIDS myths busted


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/11-biggest-hiv-and-aids-myths-busted011213
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    Sep 30, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    metta8 saidThe 11 biggest HIV and AIDS myths busted


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/11-biggest-hiv-and-aids-myths-busted011213



    Articles about myths are generally myths. This one is no exception.
  • Buddha

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    Sep 30, 2014 9:48 PM GMT
    Myth: Bareback sex is hotter.

    Busted: This one is a judgment call. But you have to ask yourself, what matters more – who you are with and what you are doing, or the fact you are wearing a condom.


    why is this even here I don't ev-
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    Sep 30, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    Myth: I’m monogamous, so I’m not in danger.

    Busted: This one is going to cause a few rows between boyfriends. But sadly, more gay men contract HIV from their regular partner than do from sex with strangers.


    You're only safe so far as your BF or partner is monogamous, too, and has been tested for HIV over at least a 6-month period.

    A cheating partner before me infected my first partner, and ultimately killed him with AIDS. The former partner died, too.

    Cheating is what killed my present husband's partner from AIDS before we met. Fortunately that partner confessed when he realized he was poz, and my husband remains negative. Likewise, I knew my first partner was already poz because he told me, and we practiced safe sex, so I'm negative, as well.

    But yeah, you place your life in the hands of that other guy, when you bareback. A real leap of faith. And cheating guys kill their BFs & partners, or give them a lifetime of medical challenges.
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    Oct 01, 2014 3:28 PM GMT
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    Oct 01, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
    Most of them are correct and innocuous in nature. The true nature and motivation in this study is in the 1st myth. HIV researchers, educators and pharmaceuticals companies have a vested interest in spreading the myth buster about being less likely statistically to catch the virus if positive and taking anti-viral medication. Wow now all who believe that one go out and by some shares in pharmaceuticals companies. Your going to boost your stock price just be being you
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    Oct 01, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
    Buddha saidMyth: Bareback sex is hotter.

    Busted: This one is a judgment call. But you have to ask yourself, what matters more – who you are with and what you are doing, or the fact you are wearing a condom.


    why is this even here I don't ev-


    Buddha this ones in hear because people actually believe that the purely psychological pleasure of bare backing is the be all and end all of gay sex. It's a trend that will lead us to the road to new epidemics
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    Jan 19, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidMost of them are correct and innocuous in nature. The true nature and motivation in this study is in the 1st myth. HIV researchers, educators and pharmaceuticals companies have a vested interest in spreading the myth buster about being less likely statistically to catch the virus if positive and taking anti-viral medication. Wow now all who believe that one go out and by some shares in pharmaceuticals companies. Your going to boost your stock price just be being you


    Wow


    How did I miss this Sydney jewel?

    Here's yet another study:
    “Furthermore, among the total surveyed HIV-positive population (including both people on ART and those not), a very high proportion (61.8 percent) had ‘undetectable’ levels of HIV in their blood (below 1,000 copies). This is more than twice as high as the level of viral suppression among the HIV-positive population in the United States, which was 25 percent in 2012

    Two-thirds of people living with HIV in our study have what is considered ‘undetectable’ HIV and are practically not at risk of transmitting the virus—it’s phenomenal to see it’s feasible to reach these levels in such resource-limited settings,”said Dr. David Maman, lead researcher of the Malawi study. “While this is not a clinical trial, the level of new infections we see is so low that our study strongly suggests HIV treatment itself has played a role in reducing transmission.


    “Studies like ours are essential to get a close-up picture of the epidemic,”said Dr. Helena Huerga, the lead researcher of the South Africa study. “Our study tells us the situation on the ground is better than we expected, but it also points to exactly where we need to target our interventions to maximize the impact. As we can see, the older the treatment program, the better the impact seems to be in reducing transmission, so this is a real signal to the global health community to keep pushing forward with HIV treatment on a large scale and get treatment to as many people as possible, as soon as possible.””

    http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/press-release/two-new-msf-studies-show-how-hiv-treatment-reduced-transmission-malawi

    Do you intend to malign Doctor's Without Borders too?