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1 In 10 Gays On Grindr Have Never Been Tested For HIV, Claim They’re Negative Anyway

grindr-profileA recently published study by Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) found that 10% of men on Grindr have never gotten tested for HIV, though nearly a third of them still claim they’re negative.

“When we first began looking at the data, we were surprised to find that 1 in 10 men on Grindr in NYC had never received an HIV test and we quickly realized we needed to look further into the issue,” said Jon Rendina, lead author of Patterns of Lifetime and Recent HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York City, which first appeared in this August’s online issue of AIDS and Behavior. 

According to the research, the proportion of older men getting tested for HIV was notably higher than that of younger men, with 1 in 5 young men who have sex with men (MSM) between the ages of 18-24 having never received an HIV test. Compared to the overall MSM population of NYC, a higher proportion of men on Grindr had never been tested for the disease — 10% of Grindr users versus 2.6% of all NYC MSM.

Additional analyses revealed that one-third of those men who had never received an HIV test reported their HIV status as negative, which as Rendina points out, “may mean that men are sharing potentially inaccurate HIV status information with their partners on Grindr.” Furthermore, nearly one-third of the men who had never been tested also reported engaging in anal sex without a condom in the past three months.

On the brighter side of things, half of all surveyed Grindr users had received an HIV test in the past six months, with over 70% of them having been tested in the past year. Only 52% of all MSM in NYC reported receiving an HIV-test in the past year. The data suggests that men who engage in risky sexual behavior have an awareness of increased risk for HIV infection and get tested more recently than men who practice safer sex.

A higher proportion of younger men of color reported getting tested compared to other men in the sample, a product, Rendina says, of the effectiveness of community-based efforts to provide HIV testing to a population particularly susceptible to infection. The study concludes that social networking apps like Grindr can be used to promote the importance of HIV testing, thus aiding in future prevention efforts.

“These findings suggest that some prevention messages — specifically that MSM that engage in unprotected sex should have more frequent HIV testing — are reaching the intended audience,” Rendina said. “It’s our hope that these data highlight the importance of embedding HIV testing and other prevention campaigns where men who have sex with men network, socialize, and express their sexuality, such as Grindr.”

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Sep 30, 2013
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  • 92 Comments
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      THUMBS UP on the article.

      Also, (personally) I think one of the douchiest and most unnecessary piece of information on a profile is “Tested Negative as of ______”.

      That doesn’t really mean much UNLESS that person can prove they have not engaged in any sexual activity 6 weeks prior to testing, and refrained from sexual activity since testing. Other than that… it’s pointless to announce such.

      Porn stars get tested every 2 weeks and they still can transmit it in that time (as proven the past few months.

      “The study concludes that social networking apps like Grindr can be used to promote the importance of HIV testing, thus aiding in future prevention efforts.” I couldn’t agree more.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      Illustrated with a photo of a dude posting a Grindr pic at Berlin’s holocaust memorial – stay classy…

      http://grindr-remembers.blogspot.co.uk/

      Sep 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher
      Christopher

      As someone who remembers – and respects – the sense of urgency and fear that unfolded with the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis more than 30 years ago, it is discouraging to read that a generation of sexually active gay men who have never lived without the risk of infection are apparently immune to the ever-present risk of infection. We need look only to federal health statistics showing an increase of HIV infections among gay men to conclude that the LGBT and health communities should renew education efforts and impress that the risk of HIV/AIDS infection is not to be shrugged off. We can also hope that producers of “bareback” vids that show unprotected sex and the deposit of semen in at-risk body cavities will rethink their own possible contribution to their obvious disregard for their audience’s well-being. Until a call for safe and responsible sexual activity is renewed, our best defense continues to be the wisdom to “always play safe.”

      Sep 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OutnProud
      OutnProud

      No matter the app I use I always ask someone (prior to meeting them) if they’re DDF and HIV negative. I could care less if they get pissed or annoyed. One’s personal health is more important then X-amount of time spent in the sack then (maybe) finding out whether they are or aren’t positive for an STD or HIV

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Seriously, why would you disparage someone for getting testing and being proactive about their health and health risks?

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Liam Sauer-Wooden
      Liam Sauer-Wooden

      So, effectively, there’s no change. Surprise? No. You won’t crack this problem until you get to the real reason(s) that men bareback. Oogie-boogie scare tactics don’t work.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      MSM=closet cases…enough with the CDC reinforcing homophobia and the closet. For years now, the CDC and others have promoted the lie that you can have sex with men without accepting being gay or bisexual. In fact, they have reinforced homophobia and heterosexism by legitimizing the closet as an acceptable identity. Enough with the lies – down with the closet!

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope
      stanhope

      People, people, people….people LIE on these sites. Sometimes one person who is “negative” on one site becomes “positive” on another. That is the fastest cure on record. There are people that I KNOW are positive that list negative in their profiles. Lesson? Don’t believe what people TELL you.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonty Coppersmith
      Jonty Coppersmith

      Anyone who has sex with someone he doesn’t know well and believes that person can be trusted, you just have to realize that that stranger doesn’t care whether you live or die.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      I find this very insulting. Why aren’t these studies done on the straights? Also who cares if someone goes out and has unsafe sex with random people and catches HIV? I know I don’t because it doesn’t affect me in any way.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • deanpierce
      deanpierce

      I’ve been active in the HIV community since the mid-1980’s. My advice was, and remains, “Always assume your partner is HIV+”. You can’t go wrong by playing safe. Anyone who is not willing to do so is only looking for his own personal interests. Keep in mind, YOU ARE WORTH TAKING CARE OF. That means playing safe.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robho3
      robho3

      Yeah I’ve always thought it odd when people post that they tested negative as of a week ago. Like you just going to take someone’s word for it? If you want to stay negative you use a condom every time simple as that. You need to assume that every hook up is positive I know that sounds harsh but it is true.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54
      mcflyer54

      I doubt that figure is even close to accurate. I personally believe it to be far to low. From my personal (non-Grindr) experience I’ve found nearly 50% of the gay guys I have dealt with (I’m in the medical field) have never been tested yet don’t hesitate to confirm their status as negative because “they know their partners”.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      @deanpierce: Very good advice, Dean.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      Narcissistic Irresponsibility is a HUGE TURNOFF. Potentially life-threatening, too… :(

      Sep 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54
      mcflyer54

      @Dxley:
      Basically you’re an uncaring inconsiderate idiot.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @Dxley: #FOOL *SEE No. 15

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      AND@Dxley: AND No. 16…

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thezak
      thezak

      The Strategy… BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make an INFORMED decision. google “tested together”

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheNewEnergyDude
      TheNewEnergyDude

      I will never ever for the life of me understand why anyone would want to acquire HIV. As someone else who remembers the major scare that it was in the 80s, I agree more education is sorely needed. Young kids today think it’s no big deal. Well kids, all you need to do is look on http://www.pozforums.com – go ahead and look at the links for “so you just tested positive” and other links and *really* educate yourself on what HIV/AIDS can do to your body and your mind.

      To the young kids and others who don’t care and actually prefer bareback: You are part of the fucking problem and the reason why there is still some animosity towards the gay community today. Why give the gay haters reason to hate us more when you are not being safe, not caring about yourself or others?

      AIDS is really no picnic. Stop…and think. PLEASE!!!

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheNewEnergyDude
      TheNewEnergyDude

      Sorry…www.forums.poz.com – be good to yourselves.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      That’s a hunky kid. I would fuck him raw… ;)

      But seriously, if condoms were so great all the straights would be using them too. Straight people don’t go into paroxysms of hurling insults and hate at those among them (i.e., almost all) who don’t always wear condoms, so what is it with the self-hating or mutual-hating in the gay community? Gay guys who don’t wear condoms do so for the most part (though there are a multitude of reasons) because condoms take away sensation and maybe they still want to know what it is like to feel some sensation and closeness during sex before they grow old. Say you are single for 3 years, are you really supposed to have substandard less-enjoyable sex for those years, which you will never get back? People make a calculation that enjoyment of life while young is better than saving yourself for some hypothetical enjoyment of life when they are old, and in a way they are not wrong. Maybe the answer is just to get on PrEP during periods of your life you are single or non-monogamous. Protection is very good if you adhere faithfully to the regimen, especially for the top the risk becomes almost negligible. I got on PrEP recently because I know I’m not going to use a condom every time.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheNewEnergyDude
      TheNewEnergyDude

      No hate meant to be directed to anybody, but no condom? Straight or gay, it’s stupid. As like it or not, gay men are a high risk group. It’s just a fact.

      Dealing with ARS, the doctor’s appts., spiking up health costs for everyone, having to endure unpredictable things with your body, having to take meds, dealing with side effects, having to tell your parents and friends, possibly being rejected by some of them, other forms of psychological stress (even if they don’t think they will), and a multitude of other things one will face on their lifetime just for a raw 5 second orgasm.

      Yeah. It’s stupid. Kudos to you or having the foresight to take PEP. But many don’t.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @viveutvivas: (sigh.) Because unprotected anal sex is MUCH more of an HIV risk than vaginal sex is. (Or oral, of course.)

      Don’t conflate the risks when they’re not even remotely comparable.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant
      jimbryant

      Most gay men do not have HIV. If yo want to reduce your chances of getting STD’s, get off Grindr and stop having promiscuous sex with total strangers. It’s YOUR choice.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonty Coppersmith
      Jonty Coppersmith

      @jimbryant:

      Obviously I believe others are free to live their lives as they see fit, but you and I share
      this belief.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • halfahomo
      halfahomo

      @Dxley What are 18, perhaps?!?
      That has to be THE most uneducated and uninformed statement I’ve ever heard and read.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @Dxley: What a immature asshole you are.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thezak
      thezak

      A thought experiment. Imagine a disease of the future, an organism both parasitic and canabalistic centered around the genitals… if you don’t have sex you die. So A calls B, “Please come over.” B says, “I can’t. I’m going over to C’s.” A cries, “You’ve got to come over now. It’s beginning to gnaw at me.”?

      The Strategy… BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make an INFORMED decision. google “tested together”

      Sep 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • globewriter
      globewriter

      @fagburn: Totally agree.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sweet Boy
      Sweet Boy

      Grinder is for wankers

      Sep 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B
      Geoff B

      Frankly, I’m surprised it’s only %10. Granted, I haven’t been single since this became a thing, but does installing an app on your phone to hook up more easily exactly scream responsible behavior? I mean, I hope that doesn’t sound awful, and judgemental, but people have to know hooking up with complete strangers unprotected that they just met on a phone app maybe isn’t such a great idea, right?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 4:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      @Dxley: because gay men account for 50%+ of HIV cases in the US when we are at most 10% of the population dipshit.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      @Jackhoffsky: Even guys who aren’t looking for bareback want to know if you neg…I think they are open to dating…men of the same status and hoping to go raw when the time is right.

      and those not hoping to find a boyfriend and don’t want to BB…still may want to swallow or take it in the face. Not that I know anything about that.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iMort
      iMort

      Darwin Awards awarded all around for all those boys on hook up sites who don’t wear condoms.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • eatconsciously
      eatconsciously

      This is sad on a variety of levels, but especially because the criminalization and stigmatization of HIV both contribute to the reasons for not getting tested. Once you know you’re positive, you become a potential criminal and social outcast.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Grindr is ridiculous because of their ridiculous censorship policy (no hips, no swimsuits, cropping torsos above the navel, etc.), but they are doing a service to the community. Where else can gay people outside of the big cities meet other gay people for hookups, true (which are not a sin, by the way, unless you prescribe to some fundamentalist religion) but also for dating and relationships.

      Maybe other dating sites are useful in Manhattan or LA, or San Fran, but for the rest of us, those dating sites are useless because they have maybe 10 guys online in our city. The one remaining gay bar in the typical small or medium city has maybe five retirees on a typical night. Grindr (and to a lesser extent Scruff) is the only place where we can actually meet other gays.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonW
      DonW

      @OutnProud: And what do you do with the guys who tell you they’re “DDF”? I certainly hope you use a condom every time. The kind of selfish, irresponsible person cited in this article is unlikely to tell you the truth, especially if it’s going to cost him some fun. Unless someone is celibate there’s no way to be sure he’s “DDF.” There are other STDs out there besides HIV, and some of them (including Hepatitis C, which is incurable) are not to be messed with. WRAP IT UP, boys. There are lots of ways to enjoy sex without unprotected anal.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ParkerSparx
      ParkerSparx

      @viveutvivas: @no. 22 viveutvivas PrEP is not supposed to be used in lieu of a condom. When you’re prescribed PrEP, you’re also supposed to be advised to use a condom.

      No study has shown it to be 100% effective (or close to 100%) even if you’re totally compliant with the regimen. There are a number of side effects with the drug Truvada. Even if you are fully compliant with this drug, you still need to be tested for HIV about every 3 months along with other blood work for liver, kidney, bone, etc. problems.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      I don’t know if I’m supposed to care, really. I won’t lie to you, I don’t. It’s your life and you do whatever you want with it. Whether good or bad, I still don’t care. I’m not one of those gay men with HIV and I’m sorry but I feel no sympathy for anyone for who has it. I’m just that much of an asshole ;)

      Oct 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @Dxley: I totally agree with you on that. Very fitting to this post too. There’s non caring POS people like yourself in the world and there’s thankfully some that actually do care for others. If playing the asshole card makes you feel better go for it.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @DonW: In my experience allot of the times the ones that emphasize the DDF, tested on …, or safe only are the ones looking for the opposite. They think they’ll filter out the HIV people so they can have the fun they want.

      I have to say my favorite ones for some comedy are the ones looking for bareback only and of coarse their negative looking for the same.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @Stache1, “They think they’ll filter out the HIV people so they can have the fun they want.”

      …and here we come to the real problem that motivates the scolds. GOD FORBID someone else should have the fun they want.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @ParkerSparx, the (unmedicated) risk to the top in unprotected sex with a poz bottom has been caculated from various studies over the years to be less than 1 infection per thousand encounters. Full PrEP adherence gives about 99% protection (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/4/151/151ra125), reducing that risk about 100 times to less than 1 in a 100,000 encounters. And that is with partners known to be poz and not on HAART. It is even lower in real life, given that many of your random (say) sexual partners would be actually either negative or on effective HAART.

      There are educated and responsible people who decide they can live with this low risk, get on PrEP, and have some hot condomless sex now and then. I think the time has come to respect their decisions and not reflexively call them insane or irresponsible.

      Hep C is transmitted via blood transfer; it can be transmitted via gay sex but that is rare. And it is curable in most cases with new medications that have become available over the past few years.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loua61
      loua61

      @Dxley: At least you finally admitted it. Good for you. Now maybe you can try to fix it.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @viveutvivas: I have no issue with people having fun. Just don’t play all these mind contortions to get there. Just be honest about it.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @etseq: 46 comments and ya’ll are still missing the scandal here…This anti-gay lie known as “MSM” has been taken up by the CDC and international AIDS orgs and has seeped into other non-disease research areas. We will never achieve equality until we destroy the closet but this category of MSM is now the gold standard in sexuality research. I blame the Queer Theorists and the post-structuralists for this monstrosity. Social construction is anti-gay!

      Oct 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Etseq, the term MSM includes guys who are not gay (e.g. bisexuals) and is useful for research and outreach. A lot of the men whom they are trying to reach with prevention programs and wish to include in various studies indeed have sex with men but do not self-identify as gay. Let’s not be fascist in our own little way and deny people the right to call themselves straight or bisexual, or the emperor of Canada, even if they occasionally (or even always) have sex with men.

      The unfortunate reality is that if you target a sexual health program at gays, a lot of the men most in need of the services, often from uneducated and unenlightened or conservative backgrounds, will not participate. Their health and well being are more important than a matter of ideology, aren’t they?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @stache1, okay, I agree with what you say. But asking a partner if he is negative is not entirely useless. It is an imperfect and porous screen, true, but it still a screen, and probably reduces risk to some extent. Without research to back either of us up, we can only guess, but it is almost certainly better than not asking. At least it will discourage a poz guy who has a conscience (i.e., probably most poz guys) from having unprotected sex with the kid who is asking the question. Think about it – if someone doesn’t ask the question, it gives the impression that he doesn’t care because he is probably already infected – rightly or wrongly, it will be seen by many poz guys as a green light in itself.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @viveutvivas: Ah yes here comes the bootlickers now – I was waiting for this. You are scum – a disgrace to gay rights. You would sell your own people into slavery just win approval from straights. You are probably a self-loathing closet case yourself. This liberal nonsense about “the right to name yourself” is justification for the worst type of self-loathing apologetics. No one has the “right” to reinvent reality. You can call a closet case “straight” as much as you like but it doesn’t make it so. This is why the radical left is no friend to gay rights – you don’t believe in science or reality – you think you can socially construct anything into being by mere ideology. You are no different than the creationists or the climate science deniers. Go get a real degree and forget the queer theory nonsense you learned in the humanities…

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @viveutvivas: Ah there it is – you hate poz people. Fuck off troll…

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @viveutvivas: @viveutvivas: Ah there it is – you hate poz people. Fuck off troll…

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thezak
      thezak

      If you need blood, do you want blood tested BEFORE surgery? Do you want surgeons to wash their hands BEFORE operating?

      The Strategy… BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make an INFORMED decision. google “tested together”

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @viveutvivas: You are the ideologue. Gay people will never be free until the shame of the closet is over. No self-respecting gay person can ever accept this untrammeled right you seem to want to homophobia. I in no way support a self-loathing closet case in his “right” to screw men and then infect his wife out of deference to some liberal notion of tolerance. You seem to love the closet so much – why don’t you go back in it?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @viveutvivas: You are the fascist…queer theory is the new closet. Rich, white college men mostly who couldn’t hack a real degree in science and got sucked into this humanities non-sense of social construction. People aren’t blank slates…

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      Stupid h*mos. The only thing we think of is Aids and dying, then I guess it’s really true that it’s a gay disease no matter how much ppl try to classify it as a myth. When these guys go out to have some raw fun I’m not included and now because they’re all getting sick suddenly I must give a fuck? Nah. Doesn’t work that way with me, and one funny thing is that most of these queens who are always worrying are the single ones that nobody wants. How are you going to get that Aids when nobody finds your ass attractive? Sounds fucked up to me. I don’t even know why anybody would want to use Grindr, it’s for rent boys, desperate queens and hiv+ guys who are on a mission to spread the virus and most of the guys are stupid enough to open their legs and welcome the virus into their bodies. I think it’s just stupid and messed up. If you didn’t find love at college/university, just accept that you’re going to die alone!

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @Dxley: You’re a Fucked-up TURD, ya know it? If you’re for real, I’d love to meet the (Un)Lucky, “Stupid H*mo” — to use your phrase — who has to come home to your sorry, self-loathing ass every night. If you’re NOT for real (as I suspect, based on the vitriol), then you’re just another attention-starved troll with too much time on their hands — and a fuckin’ keyboard. Either way, I’m not feelin’ your schtick… :(

      Oct 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @KEVINVENTION: She’s (Dxley) just all butt hurt because people were telling her the truth. Instead of dealing with it maturely she goes into a tantrum and doubles down on the stupid. Completely predictable from this freak.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @Stache1: Good to know. Thanks, Bub… ;)

      Oct 2, 2013 at 6:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thezak
      thezak

      The 3 SEX RULES
      SEX RULE number 1. Sex is more important than dying.
      SEX RULE number 2. Sex is more important than killing somebody.
      SEX RULE number 3. If people could change their sexual behavior we wouldn’t be here.

      The Strategy… BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make an INFORMED decision. google “tested together”

      Oct 2, 2013 at 7:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      Watching all you hags claw each other’s eyes out has been the most fun I’ve had in a forum in days! Keep up the good work ladies! Meeeee-ow!

      Oct 2, 2013 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @CaptainFabulous: That’s MS. Hag to you… ;)

      Oct 2, 2013 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jerry12
      Jerry12

      When I was active in the early days of HIV, I used condoms, and was tested every two months, so I would know to seek a cure, and to STOP having sex with anyone so as to NOT INFECT ANYONE ELSE. I was lucky and did not get it. Then, in 1982 when I met my “Permanent partner to be”, who was also negative, I knew that AIDS would be a thing of the past as far as we were concerned.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      I’ve never had an HIV test. I don’t hook up and I’m not a filthy analist. There you go! If you contract HIV in this day and age you have nobody to blame but yourself. It’s a totally preventable disease. We’ve known this since the mid 80’s. One out of five gay men are HIV+. With straight people, the rates aren’t anywhere close to that and they’re around 90% or more of the population. It’s kind of obvious. Anal sex and promiscuity fuel AIDS.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @Matt: Oh great it is a g0y…”analist” is the giveaway. I think there is maybe 2 or 3 of these g0y freaks that troll the internet…

      Oct 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      I thought an “analist” was someone who did anal bleaching. You mean Matt doesn’t do anal bleaching for a living??? Pity. Seems like he’s be the type that would enjoy smearing bleaching cream on assholes all day long.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      @etseq: I’m not g0y at all. Just really smart enough to know what a body shouldn’t be doing. It’s not cool that gay guys keep infecting each other. I’m not a freaky troll by any means. It’s the analists who keep promoting their unhealthy fetish of bug chasing or condoms, lube, play safe, get tested, top, bottom, vers. LOL!

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      @CaptainFabulous: Apparently you know all about anal bleaching. You must be doing that to make your mangina attractive to the tops. You probably shave or pluck your anal area as well. You guys! haha!

      Oct 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @Matt: Oh the projection in this one is strong…:)

      Oct 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      HIV is federally protected private health information that is no ones business! What idiot would post their health status on some pathetic gay website? These websites have no business even asking. What’s even more dispicable is that gays go along with this type of discrimination. What about your herpes status, syphllis? What about assholes that refuse vaccinations and spread diseases that are actually deadly? When are we going to jail and sue them for manslaughter? Why is HIV singled out for dicrimination?

      Oct 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      @etseq: A few days ago was the anniversary of the death of Rock Hudson. I remember that time, and there’s a portion of the gay community who still wants to participate in that deathly lifestyle. I’m not really sure why. But I don’t understand why people want to share needles either. There are far more exciting things we can do with our partners. Our HIV rates in the gay community are higher now than they were in the 80’s and 90’s. Kind of pathetic with all we know. I’m basically the same person I was in the 80’s but people now call it g0y. It’s not an insult. And good for the g0ys. They’ll never pass on a deadly virus to one another. Have you ever heard of a g0y bug chaser?

      Oct 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @Matt: Oh fuck off you creep…

      Oct 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: Lil Bro. Your Militancy (disguised in bizarre acronyms and uncool Hipster-Speak) concerns me. Time to rethink going over everyone’s head so you come out on top. #NobodyLikesASelfEntitledGrandstander

      Oct 4, 2013 at 12:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: The “projection” you’re trying to project says much more about you trying-to-use-complicated-verb-speak-that-goes-nowhere, Bub. Quit trying to be clever. Not everyone on this thread is brilliant (that includes you)… ;)

      Oct 4, 2013 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @KEVINVENTION: god the freaks are out on this thread…

      Oct 4, 2013 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: Yup. At least you see the errors in your way(s)…

      Oct 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: And quit being so fucking hateful. It’s not attractive on you. (Or that driver’s license profile pic…) :(

      Oct 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @KEVINVENTION: Says the picless troll…

      Oct 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: Whatever, Dickbag. Let’s all hope your actual intellect lives up (at some point) to your raging self-importance issues. As far as the lack of pic, my ego is not as big as yours. When I posted, I didn’t feel the urgent need (like yourself) to show the pseudo-intellectual asshole behind the comment. However, feel free to look me up online. Plenty of pics there for your jerk-off pleasure. In the meantime, it would be to your benefit to realize that your hateful, immature, Bitchy-Fag attitude seriously undermines any possible valid point you’re tryin’ to make on here. Jus Sayin’… :(

      Oct 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: Another thing: You’ve got serious nerve calling ANYONE a “Troll”, considering your profile pic…

      Oct 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @KEVINVENTION: Wow…someone has some anger issues along with a strong case sublimation.

      Oct 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: *strong case OF

      I see editing is not your strong suit. Much like your personality. Or looks… :(

      Oct 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @KEVINVENTION: says the creep who is obsessed with my picture

      Oct 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KEVINVENTION
      KEVINVENTION

      @etseq: Yeah, if you think you’re good looking (or I’d be even remotely interested), I KNOW you’re delusional… #DOUCHE

      Oct 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogZilla
      BlogZilla

      What I want to know, is why people are such skanks. Does anyone ever stop to think and consider maybe the toxic and septic way they treat the body is why they get HIV and AIDS?

      What really happens when someone gets fucked? How about this? You might be pushing shit into your bloodstream and the absorption channels of your body. What happens when you constantly assault the body with drugs (whether prescription or street, they’re still poisons) and alcohol (another poison)? Some people take antibiotics like vitamins….very stupid.

      Now this comment is going to garner a lot of, “Hmm well you need a lesson in biology, endocrinology, etc..” Yeah? And most people need a lesson in common sense.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      @BlogZilla: “What I want to know, is why people are such skanks.”

      I guess for the same reason some people are such judgmental assholes.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • etseq
      etseq

      @BlogZilla: Well, the anal trolls are out in force again…I’m trying to figure out how anal sex “pushes shit into your bloodstream” when the colon’s purpose is to safely expel feces from the body. The only scenario where feces could cause blood toxicity is for severe trauma to literally puncture the wall of the colon and sever the surrounding blood vessels. This is quite rare and is usually the result of an error made during surgery or a external knife wound. I guess theoretically, a super hung piledriving top could puncture a colon but you have greater odds winning the lottery than being fucked to death.

      Alcohol and drugs, especially antibiotics, are not classified as poisons. Besides, the concept of a singular category known as poison is problematic. Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, once wrote: “Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes a thing not a poison.”

      Now go try and prove me wrong and stick sharp objects up bum so you can develop peritonitis just to spite me.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Inked Woof
      Inked Woof

      @James:

      Completely agreed. One should just assume that everyone has something (especially a strangers they just met on a site) and protect themselves accordingly. Otherwise keep your junk in your trunk until you’re ready to deal with reality.

      Nov 8, 2013 at 11:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      @BlogZilla: Seriously! I don’t know how these guys develop these anal fetishes. No matter how clean your anus is there’s still residual feces being pushed around. And it bleeds so easily. What a filthy practice.

      Nov 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      @etseq: Your sphincter is designed to keep things out of your anus. It’s naturally designed that way. Why do you think HIV is at a 20% rate among gay men living the top/bottom/vers lifestyle? The anus is very delicate and prone to bleeding and infection. Pass a hard stool and you can see a little blood on your toilet paper. Hemorrhoids can bleed. Blood and feces are not a good mix. Some tears are so tiny you can’t even seem them, but that doesn’t matter to the HIV virus. You guys really need to educate yourselves and cut back on the porn. You don’t have to do everything you see.

      Nov 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RasasiJosh
      RasasiJosh

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      Mar 19, 2014 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hivgay_com
      hivgay_com

      There is always discrimination on gays, especially on HIV Gays. As a result, most of them have to go to sites like HIVGays.com

      Apr 10, 2014 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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