So why are more gay men reversing the trend and taking the risk of having unprotected anal intercourse? It is true that treatments have improved a lot, but HIV claims the lives of many gay men each year. Condoms are generally viewed by men as less satisfactory and less pleasurable. It is a practice that is on the increase. There are a number of possible reasons.
Molly. Age: 27.
There is a perceived lack of spontaneity involved and it can be expensive if you're on a limited income.
Marjorie. Age: 24.
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People understood the seriousness of the message. Sign up for our Health Tip of the Day newsletter, and receive daily tips that will help you live your healthiest life. Many gay men involved in health care believe that there is an increasing number of men who believe the treatments now available are so effective that HIV and AIDS no longer pose such a risk.