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  • 1. MYTHS ABOUT HIV/AIDS MICHAEL ARMSTRONG MARI EARLE NICOLE SMITH DIAO BALDE
  • 2. INTRODUCTION 9
  • 3. HIV IS CURABLE • No known “cure” • Treatment • Happiness 2
  • 4. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TELL IF SOMEONE HAS HIV/AIDS 10 • Symptoms • Protect yourself • Safer sex
  • 5. IF AN HIV POSITIVE WOMAN GETS PREGNANT, HER CHILD WILL ALSO GET HIV 2, 10 • Statistics • Breastfeeding • Test first!
  • 6. IF BOTH PARTNERS HAVE HIV, THEY DON‟T HAVE TO PRACTICE SAFE SEX • Different strains • Possibilities • Treatment 2
  • 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. 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. 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. HAVING SEX WITH A VIRGIN CURES HIV 3 • Where it originated • What it causes • NOT TRUE • Could spread the disease
  • 11. HIV AND AIDS ARE SYNONYMOUS 11 • HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus • AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • 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. WOMEN CANNOT TRANSMIT HIV TO MEN 10 • Harder for this to happen • Still possible!
  • 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. 8
  • 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. 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. 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.