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Bug Chasing And Hiv

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Chasing the infamous Bug

Posted by Queen, 4 Replies
Okay guys now that I have your attention, let me start by asking that you be fair to the topic. I am not trying to inspire an emotional attack from either side.

However, I decided to wait until after all the fallout happened from the rolling stone... Read more »

bug catcher and gift givers

Posted by smileforme, 5 Replies
Just wondering...recently saw on Joe Walsh's talk show...the issue of bug catcher's(people who actively seek hiv+ people to infect them) and bug catchers (people who are hiv+ and willingly infect bug catchers). I was shocked. Any opinions. This... Read more »

What do you guys think? Bug chasers

Posted by comix, 5 Replies
I accidently ran into this article while browsing a news site, and I couldn't beleive what I was reading. Its about "Bug chasers", people who intentionally want to infect themselves because they find it erotic.

Its very strange, and if it is true I'm... Read more »

Bug Chaser????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could anyone shed light on something new to me? In reading things on this site and others, I've learned about something I had never heard of but sounds kind of scary. What exactly is a bug chaser and more, what drives them and why?

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CAN WE SEE ALL THE E-MAILS ON KOREAN HIV BUG PLEAS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

: Dylan THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT ONE UP PHEW,I TOO WAS WITH A GIRL FROM SOUTH KOREA.DONT KNOW IF SHE WAS SEX WORKER,
BUT I DIDNT PAY HER.I MEY HER IN UK.CAN WE HAVE ALL THE E-MAILS THEY GAVE YOU...........PLEASE!IM REALLY SCARED.



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My Boyfriend is a Bug Chaser (BUG CHASERS AND GIFT GIVERS)

I started dating someone several months ago, and into our relationship I found out through computer usage surveillence that he proactively wants to contract HIV. He and I are both HIV-negative, and we tested and obtained results together. However,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The concept of "gift givers" and "bug chasers" appears to be much more hype than reality. As you point out, your boyfriend has a "fantasy" and basically engages in online chat about "pozzing parties."... Read more »

Intentional transmission (BUG CHASERS, GIFT GIVERS)

Dr BobI saw a progam on the BBC that said that some people were deliberately trying to infect themselves with HIV and that there are those who are happy to oblige ("gift givers"). I've heard about this before (see Queer as Folk).I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I haven't heard much about the bug-chasing/gift-giving phenomenon since 2003 when Rolling Stone magazine printed a poorly researched and quite incendiary article titled "Bug Chasers: The Men Who Long to Be HIV+." The article... Read more »

bed bugs and hiv (BED BUGS, 2008)

CAN BED BUGS PASS HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes).See below.Dr. BobBed bugs and transmissionAug 11, 2008 We have a serious bed bug infestation problem in Vancouver Canada. Bed bugs feast on blood. Can bed bugs be... Read more »

Follow up [Thank You]: Still Chasing The Queen

Dr Fransico,Just to let you know, no response from the queen as yet, but Im not giving up!Thank you very much for responding to my questions regarding, protected intercourse and receiving unprotected BJ [10 Seconds]. The response was encouraging,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey John-UK-Guy,Welcome back to the forum. Queens can be difficult to catch, especially if they are lubed up. They can get very slippery.I'm delighted you found my response helpful and have decided to put your HIV fears permanently to rest by... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Chasing Bugs or the Truth?

Rolling Stone is an odd magazine -- sort of a rock/pop/rap biweekly featuring music news and interviews along with regular investigative reports on subjects as diverse as heroin use and presidential elections. It's always been a publishing hybrid... Read more »
MyFabulousDisease.com

Tracking the Elusive HIV "Bug Chasers"

"I hate any suggestion that AIDS is a gift. A Mercedes is a gift." -- Mark S. King, "A Place Like This" I must admit my belief that bug-chasers are an extremely elusive and exotic form of pervert that aren't as much seen as talked about. For... Read more »
TheBody.com

News & Views: On Taking Pills and Corporate Greed; Bug Chasers; Rare Lesbian HIV Transmission; and More

HIV News & Views, March 20, 2014 - TheBody.com March 20, 2014 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The very first piece in a brand new series is the... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

From the Sports Desk: Chasing an End to AIDS

David Ernesto Munar Living with HIV is sometimes described as a rollercoaster but for me it's more like a marathon or several of them. Running has been my constant companion, even before my HIV diagnosis in 1994. Back then, my typical run was... Read more »