What is this 1985?
What is this 1985?
You kinda missed my point.
In 1985 people thought you could easily catch it by kissing, even just hugging or shaking hands. People didn't want to share a bathroom with infected people and they were even quarantined at times.
I compared it with 1985 because it's ridiculous paranoia and phobia.
I keep asking why the gay community is so busy worrying about what you do with people rather than who you do it with.
Knowing people and their health status is far more relaxing than trying to not get HIV from a stranger.
I used to be just a paranoid about catching something. This has kept me miserable and alone for a LOONG time.
At some point I had to realize that NOTHING worth pursuing comes without SOME risk. For instance, I love to body surf. But I can get hurt, drown, or get hit by a shark. I decided that I accept that risk, or I may as well stop being alive.
Same with people. I can't be alone forever.... so I accept the risks, but protect myself otherwise, like no sex without a condom.
Is it POSSIBLE to catch HIV? Yeah.... if one of you is bleeding.... But then you shouldn't be french kissing someone who is obviously bleeding from his mouth... (EEEWWWWW!)
At some point you'll have to decide how much risk you are willing to take in order to live a mentally healthy life.
Find someone who you are into, get tested for peace of mind, and live your life. If you are scared, don't hook up with strangers.
You would BOTH have to have open wounds for it to be possible... probably to the point of you tasting the blood.
Which is why it's almost impossible to get it from kissing.
Eating food is probably a million times riskier than kissing an HIV infected person.
The estimates say that there are about 34 million people with HIV worldwide. That's not a typo- yes, 34 million.
Most people self-report their method of infection, so we'll give this person the benefit of the doubt and assume he or she is being honest that they only kissed. No ass fucking. No cock sucking. No needle sharing. No history of transfusion.
A 1 in a 34 million chance. I'd take those odds any day.
Your odds are inaccurate..more like 1 in 1,222,750 on a day basis based on 2 million new infections worldwide in 2011 and population of the earth about 6.7 billion at the end of 2011 and then divide by 365 to get day odds etc. Odds slightly less for 2012 though no complete data exists because year isn't finished. 1 in 34 million is wrong. Since the time to infection of the world total is more than a year you must take last complete year new infections divided by total world population at the end of that year. It's not completely accurate since averaging has not been applied tho still but more so than taking all infected persons regardless of time of infection.
In 1985 the poor people that got it had no clue. Today is sadder we know how to prtect and it is on the rise again and any ass hole that gets it almost deserves it.
That's harsh to say.
HIV infections among gay men are increasing again and we are still the highest sex risk group.
Being a minority doesn't say much since there are much more straight people out there.