The HIV “bug chaser” who changed his mind

  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2020 11:07 PM GMT
    The HIV “bug chaser” who changed his mind

    https://www.queerty.com/hiv-bug-chaser-changed-mind-20200118
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    Jan 22, 2020 2:15 AM GMT
    I simply cannot understand bug chasers. Some people have claimed it’s to acquire the money & health benefits they think a serious, even fatal condition can entitle them. Although today being HIV+ may not be viewed as unavoidably terminal as it was in past decades. But the many costs of living with HIV, not just the monetary ones, are crazy to me.

    Well, I dunno wanna have any serious disease, period. Now I did have regular sex with a poz guy, my first partner. Who told me about his condition before we even met. Problem was, I loved him. I weighed the risks, and with the understanding that our sex would only be safe, as it was, we lived together.

    He died of AIDS, from a sudden opportunistic disease, despite his low viral counts and excellent health until then. I remain negative. So for me, having sex with an HIV+ guy does not seem unusual. But deliberately having UNSAFE sex seems suicidal. Certainly a sign of a possible psychological disorder. Your own thoughts?
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    Feb 09, 2020 1:35 AM GMT
    Many of us have met or possibly been so into a guy it seems you would do anything to be with them but most of us have limits, which is likely to include contracting a chronic incurable virus, which though very manageable as we all/should know but comes with a lot of problems most would prefer not to have.

    Not everyone is like that some guys would/have bug chased out of mistaken belief it would help stay in a relationship and in that situation if it broke up they of course would be not so keen on bug chasing. The above is rare of course and both parties are to blame as the one chasing may not be of sound judgment at the time but is responsible for their own health and the one infected to do it deliberately gets no sympathy from me for whatever happens to em. Thank goodness this sort of thing is extremely rare. Rational neg guys dont wanna get it, rational poz guys dont want to pass it on even to those actively seeking it. Mental health treatment needed for both parties and legal sanctions were appropriate.