AMoonHawk saidEverybody is responsible for themselves. There is no law against barebacking and those that are barebacking with him know the risks.
Actually that's not true. My partner overheard 2 young guys talking next to him at a local bar here. One asked the other if he used condoms for HIV protection. No, the other replied, I'm only 24, and HIV only affects guys over 35.
My partner, who works with the HIV/AIDS community, interrupted them to say that was not a true statement. HIV can infect any one of any age, even the unborn.
"What do you know, old man?" the one who'd made that claim snarled at my partner. "You'll be dead before I am."
"Not if you believe HIV only affects those over 35. It's you who'll be dead long ahead of me." And the 2 guys left that part of the bar for another, likely not believing a thing my partner had said.
So yeah, there are gays in our community who DON'T know the risks, or who forget them when drinking or on drugs. If they did know, maybe our Broward County wouldn't have the highest rate of new HIV infections in the US. It's clear somebody isn't getting the message.