Oscar Lopez, Capacity Building Specialist, New York City
I just don't think it's realistic. The government and the bureaucracy are still talking about condoms, condoms, condoms. And it's systematic. We live in a country where, for example, for gay men, for men who have sex with men, fundamentalists are still saying, "No sex, so you can get married. And you're not allowed to get married, so don't ever mess around."
And then our governments and our health departments are saying, "Have sex, enjoy yourselves, but use a condom every time for the rest of your life." It's unrealistic. It's not supportive. It's not sex-positive. And we don't ask that of our heterosexual counterparts.
So until we can change the message I think we will continue to have people who are positive. And it's our own fault.