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

The red ribbon is a worn to raise awareness of HIV and Aids. Credit: PA

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