As long as they’re on treatment at least. Click these links for more information, but basically:
- The life expectancy for a gay man in North America infected with HIV at 20 on treatment is now 77 — the exact life expectancy of North American men in general.
- A new two year study showed no transmission from HIV-positive people who were on a successful treatment regiment (with an undetectable viral load) to their HIV-negative partner. That includes couples who had condom-less sex. That’s not to say there’s no chance, but “at most” 4%.
- There’s also a pill you can take that reduces the negative partner’s risk of getting HIV by 99 percent.
- Keep in mind how far we’ve come in HIV research and treatment in the past 30 years, and the very real possibility that more breakthroughs are on the horizon.
This just seems like one of those Tumblr-worthy PSAs I have never actually seen on my dash. HIV-dating stigma is still real. Also, please do not take this information and think “Oh, so I can bareback all I want now?” either.
Bad Brains and Trenchmouth playing the Rock Against Racism benefit at the Valley Green Housing Complex. September 9, 1979. Washington, D.C.
photos by Lucian Perkins
banned in DC
"We’d been having a sort of tacit conversation about it for a couple years. Then one day, his sister, who already knew, was teasing him about having a crush on a boy at school. And I heard him say: ‘Well, maybe it’s true!’ So I said: ‘Son, we’ve never really talked about this. Are you gay?’ And even though he was 6’4”, he came over to me, curled up in my lap and just sobbed and sobbed. It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life, actually.”
|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald (via iskiforfreedom)|
I like how Homer occasionally says something really intelligent between “dohs”
Rustin Cohle, True Detective, “After You’ve Gone” (Season 1, Episode 7)
I think we are watching this in synch.
|—||Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, NY (via wreckandsalvage)|