Ultimately, asserts Davis, the problem is not going to be solved by "making people feel bad because they don’t use a condom. Very few people will change their behavior just because they’ve been made to feel bad about something. That’s a very short path to failure."What’s in a word?
Can a little loaded term like "barebacking"-used as a thinly veiled, homophobic demonization of unsafe sex practices-so effect an at-risk population that the resulting stigma becomes a significant contributing factor to an increase in HIV infection within that population? And if so, what’s to be done?
Read the whole thing, via EDGE, by Scott Stiffler.