HIV/AIDS is among the world's deadliest diseases. As there is currently no treatment for the ailment, numerous people have proposed many explanations regarding its cause. You undoubtedly have a lot of preconceived notions, many of which are incorrect.
In light of a recent article posted on WebMD, we will examine some of the myths surrounding HIV/AIDS and its severity. Relax and take in this article while you get some valuable knowledge.
In regards to HIV, what are some myths you should abandon?
According to healthline While some theories suggest that oral copulation may increase one's risk of catching or transmitting HIV, research has proven that this is not the case in actual practice. Hence, transmission of the disease during this type of copulation is extremely unlikely to occur.
Another unfounded belief is that mosquitoes can transmit HIV to humans. Malaria and dengue disease are also transmitted by mosquitoes.
Third, there's no way to know for sure if someone has HIV, which is another another untruth that needs to be dispelled. Whether or if your companion is HIV-positive or otherwise healthy is almost impossible to ascertain. The reason for this is because until the final stage of the disease, AIDS, the majority of people show no symptoms. The disease can go undetected for years, so it's important to get tested.
As another myth regarding the seriousness of the sickness you should let go of, you can catch it by kissing someone who has it or by being in close proximity to them. The sickness carries a natural stigma because no one would knowingly expose themselves to something that cannot be cured. Yet, the facts remain that close contact with an infected individual, including kissing, does not put you at risk of contracting the virus.
Another common misconception is that having HIV will drastically reduce a person's life expectancy. The truth is that HIV can shorten a person's lifetime if it is not managed properly, but if the disease is managed well, it poses no threat to the individual's longevity. It's guaranteed that your immunity will be unharmed if you use the retroviral drugs responsibly.
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