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*** Common Myths About How HIV Is Spread ***
« on: December 25, 2017, 01:20:18 pm »
Common Myths About How HIV Is Spread, You are NOT at risk for HIV if you:
  • Are bitten by a mosquito or any other bug or animal
  • Eat food or drinks handled, prepared or served by somebody who is HIV positive.
  • Share toilets, telephones or clothing with somebody who is HIV positive.
  • Share forks, spoons, knives or drinking glasses with somebody who is HIV positive.
  • Touch, hug or kiss a person who is HIV positive.
  • Attend school, church, restaurants, shopping malls or other public places where there are HIV-positive people.
  • HIV is not transmitted through saliva, urine, faeces, vomit or sweat.

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Mitos comunes acerca de cómo se transmite el VIH

Estas son algunas de las circunstancias por las que no tienes que preocuparte, ya que no te pondrán a riesgo de infectarte con el VIH:

  • Ser picado por un mosquito u otro insecto, ser mordido por un animal.
  • Comer alimentos manipulados, preparados o servidos por alguien que es VIH positivo.
  • Compartir inodoros, teléfonos o ropa.
  • Compartir tenedores, cucharas, cuchillos o vasos.
  • Tocar, abrazar o besar a una persona que sea VIH positiva.
  • Asistir a una escuela, iglesia, restaurante, centro de compras u otros lugares
  • públicos donde haya personas VIH positivas.
  • El VIH no puede transmitirse a través de la orina, materia fecal, vómito o transpiración.

Antes de publicar tus preguntas,  dedícale tiempo a leer las guías para la publicación & lecciones sobre Transmisión del VIH y sobre las Pruebas del VIH.

Y si aún tienes preguntas, por supuesto queremos que las hagas.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2020, 11:06:41 am by Jim Allen »
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