The Gift



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The Gift

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.

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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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