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  • Writer's picturequeerhellth

Case #21

Not All Gay Men Have HIV You Know

Whenever I go to see my GP about something, my sexuality always comes up and I get question after question about my sex life, always related to HIV.

I feel like because I am a gay man, that any illness I have always seems to relate back to the kind of sex that I have, as if that's the root cause of all sickness in gay men.

I'm pretty sure that if a straight person went to see their doctor about a persistent cough they wouldn't be asked about their sex life and repeatedly be required to take HIV tests, despite being in a monogamous relationship.

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