I’m sorry, but I really don’t get the point?! So there are people out there who decide to risk their life for sex, I know that. But what exactly is there to discuss? If you don’t know the person USE A CONDOM. Do we really have to discuss that everything else is irresponsible? Why should anybody risk HIV (and, by the way, there’s more STDs out there) when he could easily protect him or herself? Of course, a condom can break, a partner can cheat (and be too stupid to use a condom) but to risk your life because you can’t be bothered? I really try to grasp this but I simply can’t. I grew up when the public became aware of AIDS and I still remember the Benetton ad with the dying young man, maybe that’s why I always thought that it isn’t worth it, but it seems that not all people use their knowledge to come to the same conclusion. It can’t be that I have to watch my language just so somebody else, who behaves reckless and irresponsible feels better. Yes, evetybody can decide for him or herself, but why do I have to pat them on the back and say “There, there” when it’s the same as somebody playing Russian Roulette (by the way: nobody would feel sorry for the idiot who shot himself)?
What about people who are positive but don’t know it because they don’t care to get tested or are newly infected and go spreading it around? Do they (potentially) commit a crime or is it just bad luck for their partners? I’m sorry, I know my post is confusing, I really try to grasp any of this, but as someone who has always used a condom exactly BECAUSE I know of the risks, I really can’t see why I should tell anybody else it is okay, even when I’m convinced it is not!