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02 October 2018

Talking HIV: Sex education in schools

Watch the second series of Avert’s podcast ‘Talking HIV’. In this episode, Lisa from South Africa and Godknows from Zimbabwe talk about their experiences of sex ed. at school.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from insect bites

You can't get HIV from insects because when they bite you they don't inject the blood of the last person they bit.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from kissing

There is such a small amount of HIV in the saliva of someone with HIV that you can't get HIV from kissing.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from sharing food

HIV can’t be passed on through food or cooking utensils even if the person preparing your food is living with HIV.

03 October 2017

You can't get HIV from eating fruit

There's an online myth which circulates every few months about someone getting HIV from eating fruit. Sometimes the fruit has been injected with blood, sometimes the vendor selling the fruit has HIV and has cut themself… whatever the back-story, it's a myth. You can't get HIV from eating fruit with blood on or in it.

03 October 2017

Using two condoms at the same time can cause them to break

More isn't always better! Using two condoms at the same time can cause them to break – one is enough.

03 October 2017

How long do I have to take PEP?

If you think you may have put yourself at risk of HIV then you should begin taking PEP (emergency HIV treatment) within 72 hours (3 days). You'll need to speak to a healthcare professional to be prescribed PEP.

03 October 2017

You cannot get HIV from washing clothes

You cannot get HIV from washing clothes belonging to a person who has the virus. HIV cannot be transmitted through touch and isn't present in sweat. It also doesn't survive outside of the body.

03 October 2017

You cannot get HIV from tears

Tears do not contain HIV, which means the virus cannot be transmitted from contact with someone else's tears. 

03 October 2017

You can't get HIV from sharing a phone, tablet or computer

HIV isn't transmitted by touch, sweat, or saliva, so there is zero risk of exposure from sharing a phone, tablet or computer.