GPUP: Hey, it’s GPUP here, and I was issued the HIV shower challenge. Recently a friend of mine living with HIV had an encounter on one of the apps. The person he was talking with said that he was looking for bareback sex. When my friend disclosed that he was HIV-positive, the guy went off and told him he was dirty and he should just go off and die. This is fucking bullshit, and it needs to fucking stop.
Clean is not a word that describes whether or not you’re living with HIV. Clean or dirty, we can all be both. So let’s cut the fucking bullshit. Stop using words like “clean” to describe whether or not you think you’re living without a HIV infection or any sexual infection. It’s crap, and it treats people like shit. Stop it.