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12 Ways to Give HIV Stigma a Well-Deserved Side Eye

    I think it's so great that you are happy and can act as if nothing is wrong.
    But you don't look sickly or weak. You look healthy to me.
    You are wrong for not disclosing your status when having sex. That's pretty sneaky.
    I can't have sex with you. I'm going to get HIV.
    How did you get it?
    But you're such a smart person, how could you possibly get HIV?
    How could a young gay guy in this day and age ever possibly get HIV?
    Don't you feel it sends the wrong message to have sex with negative people? Even if you're undetectable, there's still a chance.
    What do you know about HIV prevention? You're HIV positive.
    What a pity you're suffering from AIDS.
    So, how do you have sex?
    Mathew Rodriguez

    Mathew Rodriguez


    Mathew Rodriguez was an editor at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2012 to 2015 and from 2019 to May 2021.