Third of Brits think HIV can be passed on through sharing a toothbrush

It's more than 30 years since the Aids epidemic - but some people still believe you can catch it from kissing or sharing a toothbrush.

There are 90,000 people living with the virus in the UK - with around 6,000 diagnosed in the last year.

So what are some of the most common misconceptions about HIV/Aids?

A third

of Brits believe it can be passed through sharing a toothbrush

1 in 10

people believe it can be transmitted through scissors at the hairdresser

58%

of Brits believe people with HIV can live into old age

29%

know those on effective treatment can have kids without passing it on

4 in 10

Diagnoses are late meaning the immune system is already damaged

Find out more about World Aids Day here