People all across the globe observe December 1 as World AIDS Day, which is dedicated to spread awareness about the diseases caused by the transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), later resulting in deaths due to AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). However, despite the pains taken by governments, NGOs, health specialists and others, there are still a number of “Myths” that have been prevailing in the society about HIV/AIDS.On this World AIDS Day, we list the five myths relating to this ailment:
Till date, people shun from interacting with HIV infected people. This disease isn’t caused by touching, sharing food or hugging the infected person. Even, touching toilet seat of used by the infected person are not the reasons for the spread of this disease.It is caused by transmission of blood, vaginal fluid, sexual intercourse ,mother’s milk, semen, etc.
4. Drug addiction is the reason for HIV/AIDS
It has nothing with being a drug addict. Transfer of blood is responsible for the being infected with it. Using needle of infected person can be the reason.
5 Getting infected by mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are not responsible for the spread of this disease as it cannot transmit HIV. When insects bite, they do not inject the blood of the person or animal they have last bitten. Also, HIV lives for only a short time inside an insect.