It’s essential to examine how we talk about HIV if we are going to understand and prevent it.
Here’s some food for thought. When you are posting an ad with these tags, you’re not lowering your risk for sexually transmitted infections.
Consider this: Most people who have an STD don’t know it!
Hooking up with someone with HIV can be safe. Condoms are of course the default, much like a seat belt during sex. But did you know that someone who is undetectable and on medication lowers the risk of transmitting the virus by up to 96%. To give you some perspective on what this means one source is quoted with saying that condoms are 98% effective. Ponder that for a moment. Also, referring to yourself as clean (though it seems to be the norm) is largely a ridiculous claim. The only way to know if you are not infected is to get tested for STD’s including HIV regularly if you participate in sex with multiple partners.
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