Montagnier received accolades and a Nobel Prize for his discovery, but his later work and baseless statements about COVID-19 aroused controversy.
Only 42 percent of respondents in the survey knew HIV wasn't transmissible when properly treated.
The study also found that nine states accounted for 44 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2019.
A researcher is investigating the potential connections among HIV, digestive issues, and severe cases of COVID.
Research suggests HIV-related cognitive impairment is way overestimated.
Researchers say HIV health services need to prioritize mental health screenings.
A new report from the CDC says the significant decrease is largely due to better access to prevention methods, testing, and treatment.