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14 Myths About HIV

Busting HIV Myths

Busting HIV Myths

Since first diagnosing HIV in the U.S. in the 1980’s, doctors and researchers have made great strides in identifying, treating and educating the public about the illness. However, many misconceptions still persist — like open wounds spread HIV — that continue to cause unnecessary fear and anxiety. Read on to learn the truth behind 14 common misconceptions about HIV.

By Jenilee Matz, MPH. Jenilee Matz, MPH, is a medical writer, health educator, and triathlete based in Charlotte, NC. Published April 16, 2012.