New evidence suggests that gay men may use their own HIV status as a barometer against which to guesstimate their partner's HIV status. One in 5 men surveyed thought that if two men were having sex and one was HIV-negative, then the other must also be HIV-negative.
It means that gay men's health agencies fail to recognize who are the responsible individuals for spreading HIV. The onus remains on those who are HIV-positive and ignores responsibility to educate HIV-negative men on valid risk reduction strategies.
Today's children, even in the rural reaches of Haiti, are well versed in HIV prevention and the use of condoms. In a society of women relatively unafraid to assert themselves but plagued by unfaithful husbands, how useful is this education?