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After reading this report, one would surely get all his answers to the myths revolving around HIV. Writer is not the myth-breaker, but HIV treatment specialist Dr. Sindi van Zyl, of the Anova Health Institute in Johannesburg, does the same.
The wide spread of HIV has made believe Dr. Sindi that everyone is suffering from AIDS unless his reports prove negative.
To talk about effectiveness of condoms, Dr. Sindi nodded in a positive manner and said that the use of condoms do protect partner from contracting HIV. Moving further, the next question was whether women can easily gets contracted with it. On this, she said yes and asked women to consult their doctors in any suspicion.
Another major issue was the worth of circumcision, citing the facts of research being conducted at Uganda; she said circumcision works and considerably reduces the risk of HIV. Dr. Sindi refuted the myth that HIV could spread from oral sex.
A major conception is that infected person’s saliva could also make his partner HIV positive. On this, she said HIV person’s saliva does have the virus on his, but it’s not that strong which could infect other person.
Dr. Sindi brought smiles on many faces when she revealed that HIV infected mothers could give birth to HIV, negative babies and could also breast feed them. Last but not the least, immune-boosters are of no help to check HIV.