As many men in the community become condom weary, and some even consciously desire HIV infection, disturbing new trends of risky behavior have pushed the rate of new infections back into a rapid rise, all to the mantra of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Using Internet sites for promotion and connection, a community of barebackers (those who have sex without a condom) is flourishing. This includes bug chasers who host conversion parties where men actively seek the gift of HIV infection.
The Gift Takes A Hard Look at Contemporary Gay Culture, Where HIV is Sexy and Prevention is Passé
Baltimore City Paper
Director: Louise Hogarth
Writer: Louise Hogarth
Producer: Louise Hogarth
Editor: Mario Del Bello
Camera: May Rigler
Composers: Tom Batoy & Franco Tortora
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