New subculture: HIV+ bug chasers & gift givers

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by peter2002, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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.

    http://www.gazeguide.com/~pozthink/pt020815.htm
     
  2. macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    iowa
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    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 :(

    pnw
     
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    wdlove

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    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.
     

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