Allison Webber

World AIDS DAY 2014: "I cannot speak for the LGBT community; I can say that in the straight community, HIV/AIDS hardly registers"

World AIDS DAY 2014: "I cannot speak for the LGBT community; I can say that in the straight community, HIV/AIDS hardly registers"

People are no longer dying in droves large enough to make the evening news: I doubt any teachers are screening the movie Philadelphia with their students as they did when I was in high school. Also, it seems like you never really hear of anyone getting to the stage of full-blown AIDS anymore. We are no longer afraid to have “poz” friends for fear of contracting it from a hug. While I know very few HIV-positive people, it seems like the burden of prevention has shifted back to gay men, even though they are not the only ones affected.