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MYTHS ABOUT
HIV/AIDS
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
MARI EARLE
NICOLE SMITH
DIAO BALDE
INTRODUCTION

9
HIV IS CURABLE
•

No known “cure”

•

Treatment

•

Happiness

2
YOU WILL BE ABLE
TO TELL IF
SOMEONE HAS
HIV/AIDS
10

• Symptoms
• Protect yourself
• Safer sex
IF AN HIV POSITIVE
WOMAN GETS
PREGNANT, HER
CHILD WILL ALSO
GET HIV
2, 10

• Statistics
• Breastfeeding

• Test first!
IF BOTH PARTNERS
HAVE HIV, THEY
DON‟T HAVE TO
PRACTICE SAFE SEX
• Different strains
• Possibilities
• Treatment

2
I CAN GET HIV FROM
BEING AROUND
SOMEONE WITH AN
HIV INFECTION
1

•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Breathing the same air
Toilet seats
Water ...
IT DOESN‟T MATTER
IF I GET HIV BECAUSE
THE DRUGS WILL
KEEP ME PERFECTLY
HEALTHY
1

• About the drugs
• No drugs cure HIV

...
I CAN‟T GET HIV OR
AIDS FROM BODY
PIERCINGS OR
TATTOOS
10

• Sterilization
• Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention

•...
HAVING SEX WITH A
VIRGIN CURES HIV
3

• Where it originated
• What it causes

• NOT TRUE
• Could spread the disease
HIV AND AIDS ARE
SYNONYMOUS
11

• HIV – Human Immunodeficiency
Virus

• AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome
PEOPLE WITH HIV
HAVE A SHORT LIFE
EXPECTANCY
7

Every individual experiences HIV
differently. Individuals who have
access ...
WOMEN CANNOT
TRANSMIT HIV TO
MEN
10

• Harder for this to
happen
• Still possible!
THE NUMBER OF
PEOPLE INFECTED
WITH HIV IS GOING
DOWN
8

• In America, new cases decreased

• People living with HIV increa...
8
CONCLUSION

5, 6

“HIV FOR MANY PEOPLE DEFIES PRECISE CLASSIFICATION:
IT DOES NOT FIT THE PROFILE OF A „NORMAL‟ DISEASE. I...
SOURCES
1. BRIDGES, DEBBIE, MD, 2009. THE TOP TEN MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HIV AND
AIDS. HTTP://WWW.WEBMD.COM/HIV-AI...
SOURCES
7. MORGAN D, MAHE C, MAYANJA B, OKONGO JM, LUBEGA R, WHITWORTH JA (2002).
"HIV-1 INFECTION IN RURAL AFRICA: IS THE...
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  1. 1. MYTHS ABOUT HIV/AIDS MICHAEL ARMSTRONG MARI EARLE NICOLE SMITH DIAO BALDE
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION 9
  3. 3. HIV IS CURABLE • No known “cure” • Treatment • Happiness 2
  4. 4. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TELL IF SOMEONE HAS HIV/AIDS 10 • Symptoms • Protect yourself • Safer sex
  5. 5. IF AN HIV POSITIVE WOMAN GETS PREGNANT, HER CHILD WILL ALSO GET HIV 2, 10 • Statistics • Breastfeeding • Test first!
  6. 6. IF BOTH PARTNERS HAVE HIV, THEY DON‟T HAVE TO PRACTICE SAFE SEX • Different strains • Possibilities • Treatment 2
  7. 7. I CAN GET HIV FROM BEING AROUND SOMEONE WITH AN HIV INFECTION 1 • • • • • • • Breathing the same air Toilet seats Water fountains Gym equipment Hugging or kissing Sharing eating utensils TRUTH
  8. 8. IT DOESN‟T MATTER IF I GET HIV BECAUSE THE DRUGS WILL KEEP ME PERFECTLY HEALTHY 1 • About the drugs • No drugs cure HIV • Challenges
  9. 9. I CAN‟T GET HIV OR AIDS FROM BODY PIERCINGS OR TATTOOS 10 • Sterilization • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • New needles • Ask questions
  10. 10. HAVING SEX WITH A VIRGIN CURES HIV 3 • Where it originated • What it causes • NOT TRUE • Could spread the disease
  11. 11. HIV AND AIDS ARE SYNONYMOUS 11 • HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus • AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  12. 12. PEOPLE WITH HIV HAVE A SHORT LIFE EXPECTANCY 7 Every individual experiences HIV differently. Individuals who have access to antiretroviral treatment and doctor care have a life expectancy of anywhere from 20-50 years.
  13. 13. WOMEN CANNOT TRANSMIT HIV TO MEN 10 • Harder for this to happen • Still possible!
  14. 14. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED WITH HIV IS GOING DOWN 8 • In America, new cases decreased • People living with HIV increased • In developing nations, people infected and dying from HIV continues to rise
  15. 15. 8
  16. 16. CONCLUSION 5, 6 “HIV FOR MANY PEOPLE DEFIES PRECISE CLASSIFICATION: IT DOES NOT FIT THE PROFILE OF A „NORMAL‟ DISEASE. IT INFLICTS THE DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING WORLD IN DIFFERENT WAYS, HAS A LONG PERIOD OF APPARENT INACTIVITY (MAKING ANALYSIS OF CAUSE AND EFFECT DIFFICULT), AND ANY OF A LARGE NUMBER OF SYMPTOMS CAN PRESENT AS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WEAKENS, THEN REVIVES.”
  17. 17. SOURCES 1. BRIDGES, DEBBIE, MD, 2009. THE TOP TEN MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS. HTTP://WWW.WEBMD.COM/HIV-AIDS/TOP-10-MYTHS-MISCONCEPTIONS-ABOUT-HIV-AIDS. ASSESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 2. CICHLOKI, MARK R.N. ABOUT .COM , 2009. TOP 10 HIV AND AIDS MYTHS. HTTP://AIDS.ABOUT .COM/OD/TOPTENLISTS/TP/HIVMYTHS.HTM. ACCESSED FEBRUARY 3, 2012 3. FLANAGAN, JANE, 2001. SOUTH AFRICAN MEN RAPE BABIES AS “CURE” FOR AIDS. HTTP://WWW.TELEGRAPH.CO.UK/NEWS/WORLDNEWS/AFRICAANDINDIANOCEAN/SOUTHAFRIC A/1362134/SOUTH-AFRICAN-MEN-RAPE-BABIES-AS-CURE-FOR-AIDS.HTML. ASSESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 4. HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS. 2010. LIFE EXPECTANCY AFTER HIV INFECTION: GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME. HTTP://HEALTH.MSN.COM/HEALTH-TOPICS/AIDS-HIV/LIFEEXPECTANCY-AFTER-HIV-INFECTION-GETTING-BETTER-ALL-THE-TIME. ACCESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 5. HODGSON, I. 1999. MYTH AND HIV: THE ROLE OF CULTURAL NARRATIVE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIV/AIDS. HTTP://WWW.BRAD.AC.UK/STAFF/IJHODGSON/SUMMARIES/PUBLICATIONS/CULTURE_MYTH_HI V.HTM#TOP ACCESSED FEBRUARY 20, 2012. . 6. LOMBINO, E. 2010. IS IT 1990 AGAIN? HIV/AIDS MYTHS ARE ALIVE AND ... SCARY . HTTP://NEWS.CHANGE.ORG/STORIES/IS-IT-1990-AGAIN-HIVAIDS-MYTHS-ARE-ALIVE-ANDSCARY ACCESSED FEBRUARY 20, 2012. .
  18. 18. SOURCES 7. MORGAN D, MAHE C, MAYANJA B, OKONGO JM, LUBEGA R, WHITWORTH JA (2002). "HIV-1 INFECTION IN RURAL AFRICA: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN MEDIAN TIME TO AIDS AND SURVIVAL COMPARED WITH THAT IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES?". AIDS 16 (4): 597–632. DOI:10.1097/00002030-200203080-00011. PMID 11873003. HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/HIV#CITE_NOTE-MORGAN2-14. ACCESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 8. SOWADSKY R. 2010. SEPARATING MYTHS FROM FACTS. THE BODY: THE COMPLETE , HIV/AIDS RESOURCE. HTTP://WWW.THEBODY .COM/CONTENT/ART2293.HTML. ACCESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 9. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, (AIDS.GOV) 2011. WHAT IS HIV/AIDS? HTTP://AIDS.GOV/HIV-AIDS-BASICS/HIV-AIDS-101/OVERVIEW/WHAT-IS-HIV-AIDS/. ASSESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 10. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, 2011. MYTHS ABOUT HIV/AIDS. HTTP://WOMENSHEALTH.GOV/HIV-AIDS/WHAT-IS-HIV-AIDS/MYTHS-ABOUT-HIV-AIDS.CFM. ASSESSED FEBRUARY 19, 2012. 11. WEBMD. 2011. HIV AIDS PICTURES SLIDESHOW: MYTHS AND FACTS ON SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS. HTTP://WWW.MEDICINENET .COM/HIV_AIDS_MYTHS_AND_FACTS_PICTURES_SLIDESHOW/AR TICLE.HTM . ACCESSED FEBRUARY 15, 2012.
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