9 HIV Myths That Need To Be Stopped

176902394What you don’t know won’t kill you, right? Wrong.  There are a bunch of HIV myths that people continue to believe just because it’s easier than accepting the truth. So right here, right now, we want to end the most talked about HIV myths of the decade…

1. HIV-Positive Women Can’t Have Healthy Babies

For decades, women living with HIV have been giving birth to HIV-negative babies. Yes, there was a time when mother-to-child transmission was high, but in the U.S. these rates are all but eliminated. Being linked to care, not breastfeeding, and being put on AIDS meds during a woman’s pregnancy greatly reduces the chances of a baby developing HIV.