Barebacking and AIDS 2009

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by Scott Stiffler

Scott Stiffler is a New York City based writer and comedian who has performed stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy. His show, "Sammy’s at The Palace. . .at Don’t Tell Mama"---a spoof of Liza Minnelli’s 2008 NYC performance at The Palace Theatre, recently had a NYC run. He must eat twice his weight in fish every day, or he becomes radioactive.


  • Anonymous, 2009-06-08 09:58:30

    Correct, it’s about affirmation! We have to move away from years of abstinance based thinking and embrace and accept whats going on on our ccommunities if we want to make a difference. Young people, of all backgrounds, benefit from reinforced messages. Safer sex practices need to be discussed more and openly in classrooms accross the nation if we want to reach the next generation. Has anyone thought of making a safer sex infomercial for social networking site distribution?

  • Anonymous, 2009-06-08 10:17:07

    There are many internet interventions targeted through Social Networking Sites and hook-up sites, there are even national guidelines for the same. The problem is getting sites to work with public health, many allow some work but when sites charge for advertising public services messages cannot compete with the paid advertisers. Manhunt had done ground breaking work but they hired a "strategist" who is just that - being strategic and looking for ways to make money and increase PR and reduce "liability" with little thought for those that pay them every month.

  • don warner saklad, 2009-06-09 15:13:27

    . > by Alex Parker > A first-of-its-kind study looking at HIV infection rates found that half of gay men in Chicago who have HIV did not know they were infected, and two-thirds of infected black men were unaware.,27941 > What happens when POTENTIAL sex partners get tested TOGETHER BEFORE having sex, for A VARIETY of STDs?... One asks "Let’s get tested 2GETHER B4 we have sex, for A VARIETY of STDs?" They agree and the next day meet at a medical center or doctor’s office and get tested together for a variety of STDs and ....? then what happens?... blog What happened to the rate of puerperal fever deaths of birth mothers when surgeons washed their hands before operating?... as recommended by Joseph Lister, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweis references at,_1st_Baron_Lister,_Sr.

  • Mark Hubbard, 2009-06-09 16:58:18

    The irony is that while this article emphasizes the stigma, industry (porn, websites, etc) has used the term as a label equivalent to "premium" to commodify unprotected sex and various salable items depicting it - as do some who prefer it.

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