Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Terrence Higgins Trust Guy


says gay men are dumb.
"Many gay men wrongly believe that you can tell someone’s HIV status by what they look like, how they act, or who they’re friends with. But you can’t tell whether someone has HIV by looking at them, and with a quarter of gay men who have HIV currently undiagnosed, he may not even know himself.

“The assumption that HIV is visible is almost certainly affecting whether men use condoms or not."

But I don't agree. I don't think they don't know that if you do what they do, you are likely to get a fatal disease. I don't think another "education campaign" is really what's called for. It's not ignorance. How could it possibly be, after 20 or 30 years of "safe-sex" propaganda?

I think it's something else.

I think the evidence is good that if you are so into self-destruction as to be in the "gay lifestyle" in the first place, you're probably not that far off from just being flat-out suicidal. I've talked to gay men about this stuff, and if you can get them to tell you the real truth, you find out pretty quick that the word "gay" is used ironically.

Something about this strikes me as not a little nuts though. These people say they're all on the side of gay men, and want to help them.

The Terrence Higgins Trust says, "We're here to provide information and advice about HIV and sexual health and offer a range of services including sexual health checks, counselling and support groups. We campaign for a world where people with HIV live healthy lives, free from prejudice and discrimination and we promote good sexual health as a right and reality for all."

and the lady from the Health Protection Agency says, "We must continually reinforce the safe sex message – using a condom with all new or casual partners is the surest way to ensure people do not become infected with a serious sexually transmitted infection such as HIV."

and they seem to think this is what passes for "caring".

Doesn't it occur to anyone, ANYone, to say, "Maybe it would be a good idea not to have 'casual partners'". That the whole notion of 'casual partners,' even in the implications of the language, is utterly demeaning. AND. IT. WILL. KILL. YOU.

Doesn't anyone want to say to these men, "Stop. You're going to die."

I think these "health agency" people actually hate gay men and want them to die.

The fact that many of them are gay men does nothing to preclude this. I don't remember meeting a gay man who didn't hate himself at least to some degree. Hating yourself seems to be a necessity for the "lifestyle".

Well, I'm going to say it.

Stop having 'casual partners'.


You're going to die.


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