New York: A Night Out With the HIV-Positive
May 17, 2010
About 30 people gathered one recent Thursday evening at the Vlada gay bar in Hell's Kitchen for POZ, a party for HIV-positive men and their friends. Event producer and promoter Jacob Pring created the free weekly gathering to enhance the men's social life and dating prospects. Pring brought the concept from Washington, where he has hosted regular parties for HIV-positive gay men since November.
"I'm an attractive guy, confident and cocky," Pring said. "But I meet the perfect boy, have a great night out and tell him, and he's like, 'Sorry, I can't handle it. Have a nice life.' That's happened to me like 20 times over the last seven years. It's taxing."
New York Times
05.06.2010; Erik Piepenburg
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