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bug chasing

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. 

Reference en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugchasing

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