Alright kids, I hope you all learned a lot today! It is sadly time to go home, but we will talk more about HIV on the way!
Such a great field trip today! We learned so much!
Alright, lets talk about some myths of HIV that you guys thought were true before today
I used to believe that HIV could be passed on by kissing someone with HIV or being sneezed on by a person with HIV. But I know now that HIV can only be passed on through blood
My parents told me that sharing food, drink, or utensils with a person with HIV could give you HIV, so to be safe I never shared my food or ate anyone else's. But I know now that HIV can only be passed on through blood, not saliva
Good job! Anyone else?
I heard on this TV show that you could get HIV from a mosquito bite! My parents had me wearing bug repellent all the time! However, I learned today that mosquitoes only suck your blood, they cannot give you blood, so the HIV cannot get transferred.
The biggest myth that I have heard from news sources and other doctors, is that HIV is incurable. However, today we were able to meet two people who have been cured and learn about how the cure was found! This will give hope to so many people that thought they had no chance!
An interesting paradox: Noses run but feet smell.
Very good job everyone, I am happy to see that you all have learned so much!
It is very important that the people are taught the facts about HIV to reduce the discrimination many may experience and also reduce the stress of the people suffering from HIV. We need to help the 36.9 people and more so that they can live healthy, successful lives.
It is better to teach prevention measures early so that the kids, who are growing up now, will know the correct facts and will have the information to protect themselves