And God help those who don’t admit they are infected and have sex with a negative person, because they are the criminal ones, the terrorists, the dangerous liars who must pay dearly for what they’ve done. They belong in jail and off the streets, like drug dealers and rapists.
* At the heart of consent is the idea that every person, woman or man, has a right to personal sovereignty – not to be acted upon by someone else (especially in a sexual manner) unless given clear permission to do so.
* Consent may be given verbally or non-verbally, based on an active, informed, mindful, freely decided choice. Intoxication (drug or alcohol) makes this (legally) impossible.
At the heart of consent is the idea that every person, woman or man, has a right to personal sovereignty – not to be acted upon by someone else (especially in a sexual manner) unless given clear permission to do so.
A marginalized, alienated group is unable to make judgments about their own because that would be too much like what they themselves were subjected to their entire lives?
denying poor, poor men of their rightful share of sex?
> The writer's point isn't to castigate those who don't want to have sex with HIV-positive people. He's criticizing the use of broad-based generalities and assumptions to sort people with HIV into a caste system for ease of blanket judgement, rather than regarding them as individual human beings.
> No. The point is that it is perfectly fine to not want to expose yourself to HIV without going out of your way to be a holier-than-thou jerk to everyone who has HIV.
Serosorting is a practice some gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) use in an effort to reduce their HIV risk. This means they try to limit unprotected anal sex to partners with the same HIV status as their own. However, MSM who practice serosorting are at greater risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) compared to those who always use condoms.
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