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14 July 2017

HIV prevention and treatment myths

There are lots of myths about how you can cure or prevent HIV. Make sure you know the facts.

12 July 2017

Bathing doesn’t stop HIV

Don’t believe the myth - you cannot protect yourself against HIV by bathing or washing yourself after sex.

12 July 2017

HIV transmission through breastfeeding can be averted with treatment

Whether you should breastfeed your baby when you are living with HIV will depend on available antiretroviral resources and your viral load.

12 July 2017

Don’t let out of date condoms ruin your night

All industry approved condoms have an expiry date so it is best to check before you rubber up, as out-of-date condoms are more likely to break.

12 July 2017

Protecting yourself with condoms is as easy as 1-2-3

Condoms are a great protection method against HIV infection. Simply follow these steps to learn how to put one on.

12 July 2017

You can't get HIV from hugging

Don't believe the myth – there are only a few ways you can get infected with HIV, but hugging and touching someone isn't one of them.

12 July 2017

You can’t get HIV from a kiss

Don’t believe the myth - HIV can’t be transmitted from kissing or from everyday contact with someone living with HIV.

12 July 2017

HIV can’t be spread by animals or insects

Don’t believe the myth – although mosquitos carry blood, animals and insects can’t transmit HIV from one person to another. 

12 July 2017

Think you’ve been exposed to HIV?

If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours then you may be able to get PEP treatment to prevent infection.

12 July 2017

You can’t get HIV from sharing food utensils

Don’t believe the myth – it’s impossible to get HIV from sharing food, cutlery, plates or cups from someone living with HIV.