From today’s New York Times online:

“More than one-third — 36 percent — of New York City men who have sex with other men and have had five or more sex partners within the past year do not consistently use condoms.”

 What the hell?  Doesn’t anyone remember watching our friends shrivel up and die?  AIDS is still here.  Not to mention all the other scary things like sexually transmitted MRSA.  That shit’ll make your dick fall off.  What are people thinking?  Is anyone thinking anymore?

It’s perplexing to see guys online with profiles talking about how they’re “POZ and healthy” and into raw unprotected bare backing sex.  Am I the only one who does a double-take here?  How could you willingly do your business inside of someone knowing full well that you have a deadly communicable disease–and that you’re giving it to them?  How could you enjoy yourself?  On the other hand, how could you be the condomless recipient and let someone leave you with a lot more than a couple of martinis and a good screw? 

My very good friend Tony died a miserable death from AIDS complications.  We don’t know what he died of because he had so many things all at once recking havoc over his body–inside and out.  It was horrifying to see a hot, healthy 31 year old man transform into what appeared to be an 90 year old mouse.   He literally shriveled up and everything that his immune system was keeping at bay slowly ate him alive.  After seeing that (for TWO years), I’m scared shitless of HIV-AIDS and try to avoid it as much as possible.

HIV is not like a disease you can live with with medication.  The medication gives you the shits, makes your belly pop out and you face cave in.  And it’s expensive!  

It’s OK to be “POZ and healthy”.  It’s OK to be a slutty slut.  Have at it, but for Pete’s sake–use the condom. 

2 Thoughts on “Doesn’t Anyone Remember?

  1. Word.

  2. What Brian said. I guess the pharmaceutical companies have lulled us all to believe that we can just pop a pill and walk into the sunset with our hot partner (See ads in The Advocate, Genre and Instinct) and everything will be fine.

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