The infection is far from a death sentence, at least for those with access to life-saving medications.And for many people, like my parents, a fear of gay people and HIV has been replaced with love and acceptance.Here's where you can meet singles in Norwalk, California.
Below is an exchange between HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. We weren’t using condoms anymore and my boyfriend cheated on me. But who’s going to get tested every three months when you’re in a relationship...
We can see here that trust was an important factor in calculating risk, in addition to the biomedical information that they had to consider. In discussing the dating profiles, many of the gay men made reference to (dis)honesty in the ads.
Many HIV-negative men I know live and love in a seemingly blissful denial, pretending HIV isn't already enmeshed in their dating and sex lives.
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This is difficult for me to write and maybe for you to read. The next worst will be the day we bury you from AIDS." Much has changed since then.
But when it comes to undetectable and negative, it’s not as clear. Some of the gay men described encounters in which they questioned whether or not the sexual partner was keeping the condom on (or even if he had tampered with the condom).
However, as we see in the next quotes, even condom use raised questions of trust.
Sometimes participants distinguished Pr EP and undetectable viral load as strategies that are distinct from condoms because unlike the first two, condoms were used directly during the sexual encounter and they could be seen. But he was holding the penis and as my penis was going in and out, the condom was coming off.