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Questioning the status quo, and RAISING the standard of HIV prevention in America since 2002.
Glossary
Research confirms without doubt that we are in fact communicating our HIV status with confidence and HIV Stigma is no longer an issue. Here are just a few terms you need to be aware of and what they mean. All of them can be found in the booklet starting on page 4
D&D FREE - (Disease And Drug Free)
A "code" coined by the HIV-negative gay community back in the mid 1990's in New York City, NY. and used online to this day by HIV-negative gay men who wish to have SAFE SEX with other HIV-negative gay men. (See: HIV-UB2)


HIV-UB2 - (HIV-negative, You Be Too)
Freedom Of Choice community driven HIV Prevention Strategy that takes HIV "prevention" SERIOUSLY (responsible sex). The HIV-negative Code (HIV-UB2 / D&D FREE) that was created after the New York City based HIV-negative safe sex party / club BOY TOYS - NY was ordered shut down by GMHC and the NYCDOH in 2000.
The HIV-negative Code was suggested for use in the profiles of online sex sites where one HIV-negative gay male chooses to have safe sex with another HIV-negative gay male (see Safe Sex Serosorting). A Freedom Of Choice issue to physically break the cycle of new HIV transmissions NOW, rather than wait for a cure, vaccine or "wonder drug" (PrEP). To help make safe sex SAFER; the sex club might be shut down but, its vision lives on today. A common HIV Prevention, Status Disclosure, Communication Strategy that is lowering HIV Stigma nationwide, thus proving that HIV CAN be stopped and that the gay community is MORE socially and sexually responsible than "The HIV Experts" give us credit for. (Behavioral change)

One day the HIV Researchers will realize this, and begin writing their Safe Sex Serosorting Grant Funding proposals.
HIV+ For HIV+ - (P4P)
A community driven HIV Prevention Strategy that takes HIV "prevention" SERIOUSLY (responsible sex). The HIV+ Code that began in New York City, NY back in the mid 1990's with BRANDON'S POZ PARTY - NYC (See The POZ CODE) where one HIV+ gay male chooses to have safe sex OR unsafe sex (barebacking, BB, raw only) with another HIV+ gay male. (See Safe Sex Serosorting and Serosorting). 

A Freedom Of Choice issue to physically break the cycle of new HIV transmissions NOW, rather than wait for a cure, vaccine or "wonder drug" (PrEP). A common HIV Prevention, Status Disclosure, Communication Strategy that is lowering HIV Stigma nationwide, thus proving that HIV CAN be stopped and that the gay community is MORE socially and sexually responsible than "The HIV Experts" give us credit for. (Behavioral change)

The POZ CODE was first introduced in the AOL Chat rooms in the mid 1990's (there were no gay sex hookup sites back then) so HIV+ gay men worldwide could meet, socialize and hookup with other HIV+ gay men.
The FREE publication in New York City, NY that published the BRANDON'S POZ SOCIALS ad back from 1998-2001. This is from April 2000.
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The POZ CODE - (P4P, HIV+UB2)
​A community driven HIV Prevention Strategy that takes HIV "prevention" SERIOUSLY (responsible sex). The HIV+ Code that began in New York City, NY back in the mid 1990's with BRANDON'S POZ PARTY - NYC where one HIV+ gay male chooses to have safe sex OR unsafe sex (barebacking, BB, raw only) with another HIV+ gay male. (See Safe Sex Serosorting and Serosorting). 

The POZ CODE was first introduced in the AOL Chat rooms in the mid 1990's (there were no gay sex hookup sites back then) so HIV+ gay men worldwide could meet, socialize and hookup with other HIV+ gay men. In the years to come and with the internet as the driving force of communication, HIV+ gay men "came out" over night to disclose their HIV+ status to total strangers. 
Today, HIV+ social and sexual groups, parties, retreats, campouts, cruises, radio and the like are tearing down HIV Stigma and building up HIV Status Disclosure worldwide. One day the HIV Researchers will realize this, and begin writing their HIV Prevention Communication Strategy Grant Funding proposals.
Safe Sex Serosorting ~ (Having safe sex with your own HIV status.)
There are three (3) forms of Serosorting, and two (2) involve safe sex. The are as follows...

1) When HIV+ people have SAFE SEX with other HIV+ people, no HIV-negative person gets infected with HIV.
2) When HIV- people have SAFE SEX with other HIV- people, no HIV-negative person gets infected with HIV.

Therefore, the cycle of NEW HIV transmissions is physically broken and safe sex is made SAFER. This is a Freedom Of Choice issue that raises the standard of HIV Prevention Strategies, and opens the doors to pioneering HIV Prevention and Communication research for decades to come. Safe Sex Serosorting PROMOTES: HIV Testing, Communication, Awareness, Education, Social and Sexual Responsibility, Respect, Unity and Safe Sex.

One day the HIV Researchers will realize this, and begin writing their HIV Prevention Communication Strategy Grant Funding proposals.
Serosorting ~ (Having unsafe sex, raw, bareback, BB with your own HIV status.)
There are three (3) forms of Serosorting, and two (2) involve safe sex. The three forms of Serosorting are as follows...

1) When HIV+ people have SAFE SEX with other HIV+ people, no HIV-negative person gets infected with HIV.
2) When HIV+ people have UNSAFE SEX (without condoms, raw, bareback, BB) with other HIV+ people, no HIV-negative person gets infected with HIV.
3) When HIV- people have SAFE SEX with other HIV- people, no HIV-negative person gets infected with HIV.

Therefore, the cycle of NEW HIV transmissions is physically broken and safe sex is made SAFER. This is a Freedom Of Choice issue that raises the standard of HIV Prevention Strategies, and opens the doors to pioneering HIV Prevention and Communication research for decades to come. Serosorting and Safe Sex Serosorting PROMOTE: HIV Testing, Harm Reduction, Communication, Awareness, Education, Social and Sexual Responsibility, Respect, Unity and Safe Sex.



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The grim reality of HIV "prevention" in America today - your local HIV agency and organization FOREBIDS HIV-negative gay men to socialize. This is from The LGBT Community Center (The Center) here in New York City, NY.