bug chasingJoe Segen2016-12-11T20:12:55+00:00
AIDS, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, MICROBIOLOGY
A popular term for the practice by an HIV-negative gay male of engaging in high-risk sexual activity with an individual known to be HIV-positive in order to acquire the infection (!!!).
Reasons for playing this sexual Russian roulette The excitement of engaging in a dangerous and thus (to some, intensely erotic) activity, rejection of heterosexual mores, as a way of receiving government benefits for which they’d qualify under Section 8 or Social Security, or as a ticket to join the ranks of the HIV-infected who are nurtured by the gay community. The frequency of bug chasing is unknown. Gay men who accommodate bug chasers are known as gift givers.