"Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men."
(March 11, 2014 C.R.O.I. Research Report)
SEROSORTING is having sex with your own HIV status. That is what the "experts" will tell you, so allow me (the founding father of Serosorting) to fill in the details and bypass their censorship. For starters, Serosorting is MORE than just having sex with your own HIV status, it is the foundation and end result of the concept of HIV Prevention today - Serosorting is your Freedom Of Choice. For example, lets start by answering these two questions using GOOGLE and your cell;
Why is it important to know the population of America and how many are living with HIV (are HIV+)? Because, BEFORE you consider taking PrEP or giving up on HIV Prevention, you must know where America stands on the war against HIV, and knowing that there are more than 300 million Americans living HIV FREE TODAY brings the "need" for PrEP and your efforts to stop HIV in perspective. It offers you a better understanding of where we are at, and how we achieved this monumental success. Why are more than 300 million HIV-negative Americans required to limit their sexual behavior to the less than 10 million HIV+ Americans? Therefore, HIV-negative Serosorting is the leading cause of the current REDUCTION in new HIV transmissions nationwide. If you are HIV-negative, it is OK to have sex with your own HIV status. One day, the HIV researchers will catch on to this sexual behavioral fact. But until then, they'll keep guessing and missing the point.
For those who claim that Serosorting is flawed or does not work because gay men lie about their HIV status, then the SAME argument can be made about PrEP - Gay men lie about taking PrEP and gay men lie about being "undetectable". The sad reality is that to a very small number of gay men, the risk of getting infected with HIV is a sexual fantasy.
BASIC FACTS the "experts" forgot to mention;
* You can not SEROSORT (have sex with your own HIV status) unless you first know your HIV status, therefore, SEROSORTING promotes getting tested for HIV.
* However, you can not get tested for HIV unless you become motivated and have a desire to get tested in the first place. Getting tested for HIV is a benefit that supports HIV Prevention and SEROSORTING is a Psychological Self Improvement Strategy. (Empowerment & Self Esteem)
* You can not SEROSORT unless you understand your role / responsibility to yourself, your sex partner(s) and society as a whole and as a result - SEROSORTING means Social Responsibility.
* You can not SEROSORT unless you communicate your HIV status to others (friends, sex partner(s) and strangers), thus, SEROSORTING is an HIV Prevention Communication Tool.
* When you get tested for HIV, understand your responsibility of your HIV status and communicate your HIV status to others (status disclosure), you automatically protect yourself from possible legal issues. You are protecting HIV-negative sex partner(s) from getting infected or you will be protecting HIV+ sex partner(s) from prosecution. SEROSORTING means Legal Protection. Just ask the Gay BareBack Porn Industry.
* Since the first day SEROSORTING was introduced to society back in August 1996 through print media (two local gay magazines in New York City) and the internet, NO HIV agency, organization, "expert" or "professional" supported or accepted SEROSORTING as a valid HIV Prevention Strategy. Therefore and without doubt, SEROSORTING is a Social and Sexual Behavioral Change reality that is driven solely by the community - community driven NOT clinical. This now opens a legal Pandora's Box of issues ranging from (but not limited to) accounting fraud, censorship and discrimination. If they are not supporting us, why should we fund them?
* With all the points offered above, there is another that needs to be mentioned...SEROSORTING is RESPECT not discrimination or hate. Respecting someone's HIV status and choosing not to get infected or not infecting someone is RESPECT not stigma. SEROSORTING means RESPECT.
* SEROSORTING means physically breaking the cycle of new HIV transmissions and stopping HIV dead in it's tracks, for free and without expensive medications or their dangerous side effects. But there is more to this... There are four forms of SEROSORTING and TWO involve safe sex.
For HIV-negative Serosorters:
1) When HIV-negative people have SAFE SEX with other HIV-negative people (this is called HIV-negative SAFE SEX SEROSORTING), no one gets infected with HIV. If they do, where is the published research? Just because there is no research does not mean Safe Sex Serosorting is not taking place, it only means that the HIV 'experts", "professionals" and researchers wish to censor and hide this MSM behavioral change.
2) When HIV-negative people have UNSAFE SEX with other HIV-negative people, (this is called HIV-negative SEROSORTING) no one gets infected with HIV. If they do, where is the published research and why are the gay BB (bareback / no condoms) porn companies worldwide so successful? Just because there is no research does not mean HIV-negative Serosorting is not taking place, it only means that the HIV 'experts", "professionals" and researchers wish to censor and hide this MSM behavioral change.
For HIV+ Serosorters:
3) When HIV+ people have SAFE SEX with other HIV+ people, (this is called HIV+ SAFE SEX SEROSORTING) no HIV-negative person gets infected with HIV. If they do, where is the published research? Just because there is no research does not mean HIV+ Safe Sex Serosorting is not taking place, it only means that the HIV 'experts", "professionals" and researchers wish to censor and hide this MSM behavioral change.
4) When HIV+ people have UNSAFE SEX with other HIV+,(this is called SEROSORTING) no HIV-negative one gets infected with HIV. This is the ONLY form of SEROSORTING that the general public is allowed to know about. I don't know why. Maybe: censorship, discrimination... ACCOUNTING FRAUD?
So why would you think that SEROSORTING is as I mentioned above "MORE than just having sex with your own HIV status, it is the foundation and end result of the concept of HIV Prevention today - Serosorting is your Freedom Of Choice." ? Just reread everything on this page but with one question in mind: Are you required or forced against your will to have sex with your partner(s) or are you choosing to have sex your way? In other words, do you pick and choose your sex partner(s) or are you forced against your will at gun point to have sex?
HIV AND LEGAL RESEARCHERS WORLDWIDE TAKE NOTE:
SEROSORTING is a FREEDOM OF CHOICE HIV Prevention Strategy: We have the right to pick and choose our sex partners.
How many HIV related Grant Funding proposals can be written just by researching the information offered on this webpage? One day, maybe, the HIV Researchers and Lawyers worldwide will understand this.
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HELPFUL RELATED LINKS:
Serosorting HISTORY (from 1996 - Present)
HIV+ Empowering HIV-negative
10 Tips For HIV Online Networks
MSM HEALTH (HIV Testing, PnP, PDF Booklet for college students, PrEP, etc)