Mar 16, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
New HIV Infections Increasing Among Homosexual
MunchingZombie saidThanks Vespa, I will be sure to get off your lawn now too :pI get so mad at my friends that dont use condoms. I dont get it. And not just gay dudes either...the whole "eh I'll just pull out" line is ridiculous these days. As much as I hate to use one I wrap it every time. Would rather get laid with a condom on than not at all.
MunchingZombie saidThanks Vespa, I will be sure to get off your lawn now too :p
Red_Vespa saidA couple of years ago my partner overheard some 20-somethings in a gay bar, talking about safe sex. One was telling the other that condoms were unnecessary, since HIV was something that "only infects those over 35."
The stupidity of young gays cannot be imagined. But don't tell them that. They have all the answers, and we older gays are the fools they love to ridicule.
Well, we're still alive, while they have a long way to go yet. Based on what I've seen, a lot of them will never make it.
Red_Vespa saidMunchingZombie saidThanks Vespa, I will be sure to get off your lawn now too :p
You confuse your personal dislike for me with this very real issue. Read the facts that metta8 links here, and forget about me for a moment. This is more important than about either of us, or our feelings for each other.
ams516 saidAll I can say to that is don't be hating. I'm 20 and I consider myself far frm ignorant and stupid. Stupid people are stupid people. Age really has nothing to do with it.
MunchingZombie saidPersonal dislike? That is news to me.
I read the article, I was just teasing you.
sheesh, tough crowd.
sportsfaninsf saidThis is not a test - PUT THE DICK DOWN.
On a serious note, HIV has been on the rise for YEARS and shows no sign of decreasing. With more people infected and people living longer lives thanks to better medicine, we have a larger community viral load which increases the likelihood of infection for the next generation. Soon it will be 50% of all gay men that are infected, then it will be....When is enough, enough?
What is alarming is the silence and the apathy of the gay community. With thousands of infections each year alone in America where there are condoms, HIV organizations and education, you don't hear the outrage from the community how we should fight this epidemic. What do folks have to say about policing back rooms, sex parties, and hookup sites? It took years for folks to speak up about crystal meth which has destroyed many lives.
Simply put, if you fuck bareback today, you are playing russian roulette. This is not the 70's when no glove love was optional. In the age of HIV/AIDS, a new strategy is required. Less anonymous sex, more condoms, NO party and play, and routine STD/HIV tests.
Now back away from that dick, return it where you found it.
shyshortguy saidI've been HIV+ for six years, and the reasons I became infected haven't changed. The old approaches are stale. The same type of young guys end up doing the same type of thing. We were/are all pretty stupid.
It seems these come in waves. I read a similar article just five years ago, then it went down. Then it went up again. Stupidity is cyclical.