Friday, February 02, 2007

Another Methy Thituathion

Queer Seattle is all abuzz today over a report about an drug-resistant strain of HIV traced to four local individuals who shared the same partner, a "patient-zero" situation.

That's right boys, it's 1982 all over again, and the miracle prescription drugs can't keep the party going.

Deeper reading into the announcement reveals those involved were "all crystal-meth users who had anonymous sex with multiple partners, and that there was 'variability' in their sexual meeting places" making it very difficult to trace beyond said Patient Zero, implying bath houses and sex clubs are involved (Public Health officials decline to verify this--thanks guys and gals, that really helps people who might be at risk), and--Surprise!--Tina is involved.

We can only hope that this mobilizes queer community health organizations such as GayCity to ramp up education efforts, perhaps altering their campaigns away from anything timid and to counter the "HIV is an easily managed disease--two pills a day?--so who cares if I get it" apathy out there.

And don't even get us started on the destructive evils of crystal meth.

Party over, guys. Please stop that poisonous sh*t. You're perpetuating your own Holocaust.

1 comment:

Bucephalus said...

You go Andy! The safe-sex and drug messages going out to the gay community clearly need a booster shot.