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HIV Myths

There are many common myths about HIV. One myth is that you can get HIV simply by a person affected with HIV breathing on you...this is FALSE!

HIV is passed on from person to person if infected body fluids (such as blood, semen, vaginal or anal secretions and breast milk) get into your bloodstream.

This can happen through

  • unprotected sex

  • from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding

  • injecting drugs with a needle that has infected blood in it

  • infected blood donations or organ transplants

  • a healthcare worker who gets the blood of an infected patient inside their body.

With HIV being a taboo subject in many cultures, it's often an uncomfortable subject to talk about BUT it doesn't have to be.

Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved.

National Transgender HIV Testing Day is April 18th, 2016.

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