And, because it is asked fairly exclusively by people who believe themselves to be HIV negative, it sets up an “Us vs. Whatever the case, if you are trying to remain negative then sex with someone you don’t know well should only include low-risk activities. While the intent may be harmless, is does do harm to people with HIV by increasing stigma and driving a further wedge between HIV positive and negative people. Perhaps they are sincerely trying to assess the level of risk they might be taking. In my more hedonistic days — which admittedly were not exactly long ago in a galaxy far, far away — I was dumbstruck by the conversations I would have in gay public sex venues, even the most anonymous ones. ” would come the question by the gentleman who was fully prepared to engage in unsafe sex should my answer please him. ” I would then explain, spoken at times through a three-inch hole in the wall, that if this question was his sole criteria, then he really needed to leave this place and go directly to an HIV and STD testing center. Can we please remove this insulting, dangerous and unproductive question from our lexicon? You can simply offer your HIV status and see if your partner does the same. Anyone who questions whether or not HIV stigma is on the rise need look no further than online profiles and hookup sites, in which “Are you clean? Or perhaps you have suffered the indignity of someone asking you “The Stupid Question” while negotiating a tryst. Implying that I am somehow “dirty” because I am HIV positive may not be the intention of the person asking the question. Like it or not, it is an assessment of the sexual viability of someone, and by extension, their “worthiness” as a human being. You’re going to take the word of someone in a dark room that you couldn’t pick out of a lineup?
The Lapita archaeological culture is named after the type site where it was first uncovered in the Foué peninsula on Grande Terre, the main island of New Caledonia.
Jamelia’s elimination was as inevitable as Len’s cheesy Blackpool references.
After landing second last on the leader board and appearing in four of seven dance-offs, her time had come.
There is no way back.” The BBC said the claim was “nonsense”, saying: “Any suggestion that the scores are 'fixed' is nonsense." Jordan then told followers on Twitter that she has definitely quit the show.
She broke the news in a series of tweets before this year’s Blackpool Tower Ballroom special.