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Myths and facts

Roger Pebody

There's a lot of misunderstanding and HIV and AIDS. Not everything you hear about HIV and AIDS is true.

Some of the myths are about how HIV is passed on, where HIV came from and HIV treatment.

This leaflet is also available in Spanish.

Myths and facts

Published February 2012

Last reviewed February 2012

Next review February 2015

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.

Contact NAM to find out more about the scientific research and information used to produce this leaflet.

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.