And, before gay men congratulate themselves for “only” making up 42 percent of all new HIV infections, consider this: Gay and bisexual men make up only 3 percent of the population.
Perhaps it’s time for AIDS groups to start telling gay men the truth. Taking stupid sexual risks, even if risk turns you on, is reckless. Anal sex on the first date, even with condoms, is a bad idea. Giving someone HIV, even if he wants it, is immoral. Being a huge fucking slut, as popular as that might make you, has physical and emotional consequences. And, finally, gay men need to be told that stupid decisions don’t deserve anyone’s respect.
Dan Savage rips multiple orifices into the recent HIV yellow journalism: