From The Body…
According to many studies, anywhere from 12 to 46 percent of men who have anal sex with other men in the U.S. are doing so without condoms — and meanwhile, for many gay men, HIV prevention messages have become like broken records.
On the other hand, when you look at nearly 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has taken such a devastating toll on the gay community — many of whose members already fight homophobia, rejection by their families and lack of recognition by the state on a daily basis — perhaps the more appropriate question becomes: How could gay men not be exhausted by the prospect of protecting themselves each and every time they have sex?
In this discussion moderated by blogger fogcityjohn, a psychologist, a public-health veteran and an HIV education researcher, hash out from their own perspectives the many factors that lead gay men to engage in unprotected anal sex — and what needs to be done about it.
You can find a transcript and the full audio on TheBody.com