I’m ambivalent about one side effect of the CDC touting an HIV-prevention drug. Will today’s young gay men never know the painful lessons learned during the AIDS crisis?
I remember when AIDS was something I was afraid of.
I came out of the closet as a gay man in the mid-1990s. After years of unconvincingly pretending to be something other than what I was, I let my friends and family know the truth. It was the most liberating experience of my life. And once the secret was out, I went about getting a life. I started going out, making friends with other young gay men, and trying to find a decent boyfriend.