Jan 22, 2003, 01:51 AM
Just when you thought you have heard everthing, here is something really sicko. Rollingstone's February edition has an article about the new gay subculture that wants to be HIV+ called bug chasers. The ones seeking out these freakos are called gift givers.
Jan 22, 2003, 03:14 AM
yeah, it's pretty disgusting. shows why self-esteem is intrinsically important. but keep in mind, this is a tiny portion of people... same as any of the worst fetishes, like self-mutiliation, ah well i'll not go into it. makes me ill.
for some time there have been crazed HIV infected people that are intent on spreading the disease, i don't know if they assume it will expedite the cause for a cure, or just share their misery, but it's finally against the law in most places. here in iowa we have a case pending against a MN man for having unprotected sex while positive... tho god knows, it probably won't be a deterrant.
the first time i heard about a bug-chaser, i thought it was an urban legend or something... but, with 6 billion people on the earth, you're bound to find just about anything :(
Jan 22, 2003, 07:59 PM
A gift that is playing with death. After all there is still no cure. The HIV replicates so fast that it is becoming immune to current drugs being used. I think HIV + individuals are not aware of all the consequences.