Numerous misconceptions exist about how HIV can be transmitted, but most are unsubstantiated myths. There is little to no evidence of HIV transmission by tattooing, body piercing, closed-mouth kissing, biting or transmission through bodily fluids, such as saliva, tears and sweat.
Signs of HIV may not be Obvious
Infection with HIV may or may not have symptoms. Symptomatic patients may experience symptoms similar to the flu or vague general symptoms that are similar to other diseases including diarrhoea, fatigue, frequent yeast infections in women, headaches, mouth sores, muscle stiffness, rashes, dermatitis, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes. These symptoms are also common in other diseases. Only a blood test sent to a labouratory can determine a positive diagnosis of HIV infection.