Common Misconceptions about HIV: Marissa

HIV still has this taboo stigma against it.

In my family it wasn’t something that we talked about.

There is a lot of misconceptions about how HIV is and is not contracted. People think drinking out of a cup, hugging someone, sweat, tears, they think those are some of the common ways that you can get HIV.

I think it is really important going back to the basics and saying, “this is not how you get it.”

Be Informed, Talk Openly

Knowing the facts and talking openly about HIV helps end stigma. Having the support of loved ones improves the health and well-being of people living with HIV.

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