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June 21st, 2005
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HIV, in fanfic and in real life

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From:mofic
Date:June 21st, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Could be Newsweek. As I said, it's been in a lot of the mainstream press. Whether it's a widespread phenomenon or just something that sells newspapers and magazines is another question...
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From:eveningblue
Date:June 22nd, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
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There was an excellent and extensive article about this in the New Yorker a few weeks ago, which explored the effects of crystal meth on the gay community and on the sexual practices of gay men.

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From:mofic
Date:June 22nd, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
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I think there's really good data to suggest that crystal meth is having a big effect on MSM and HIV/AIDS, as I said in the original post. I have my doubts about the whole "bug chaser" thing, though. I think MSM don't want to get infected, except for a very few. I think the reason crystal is such bad news is that it:

lowers inhibition
deadens pain
is addictive
is cheap

That is such a bad combo for sex, I think...
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