Category «HIV»

How to Be Supportive of a Friend With HIV – 5 Steps With Pictures

HIV diagnosis can be a life-changing, traumatic event in someone’s life. Knowing what you can do as a supportive friend or family member can help the victim more than you imagine. Steps 1 Educate Yourself. The more you know about HIV the more assistance you can offer in terms of opinions, acceptance, and stigma fighting. …

Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions About HIV and AIDS

For nearly 30 years, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) have been shrouded in myths and misconceptions. In some cases, these mistaken ideas have prompted the very behaviors that cause more people to become HIV-positive. Although unanswered questions about HIV remain, researchers have learned a great deal. Here are the top ten …

Top 10 Things About HIV and Aids Everyone Should Know

Gaining and understanding HIV information is the most important way to stay healthy. HIV is a complex and very confusing disease. Myths and misconceptions make it difficult for those living with HIV. There is so much HIV information and AIDS information on the Internet it’s hard to decide which is accurate. About.com can help. Learn …