AIDS: Myths And Facts


Acquired Deficiency Disease is a deadly disease that has claimed
many lives, both young and old, across our nation and throughout the world.
Due to the lack of education concerning this disease, many myths as to how
AIDS is contracted is spread. Contrary to what people believe, there are
many precautions that can be taken to to avoid becoming infected.
Furthermore, people who are already infected by the HIV virus need not
suffer alone. The purpose of this paper is to point out some of the myths
concerning AIDS, to provide information regarding some of the precautions
that can be taken to prevent contracting AIDS, and to present some places
that AID victims can go for help.

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injection of drugs with “second hand” or dirty needles used
by someone who carried the HIV virus. Prostitutes contract and spread AIDS
through sexual activity with several different partners without knowing
their partners' sexual history. This in turn, leads to the spread of the
disease throughout the heterosexual community. Innocent infants are
victims of the disease, born by mothers who are infected with AIDS. It is,
of course, true that homosexuals do spread the disease. However, to label
AIDS a “gay disease” is nothing less than ludicrous.

There are certain precautions that can be taken to control or
prevent the spread of AIDS. For those who are sexually active, safe sex
should be a must. The use of a condom, knowing one's sexual partner's
background and the limiting the number of different partners can greatly
deter the spread of AIDS. Abstinence from sexual activity is a sure
prevention. Fidelity to one's sexual partner can be of great importance.
Many ...

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