The issue of getting older is a topic we don't like to discuss. Something about it seems wrong or bad, even though it is the most natural thing we will all do, besides being born and dying. The desire to be our best for as long as possible is not the issue, rather what some are willing to do and the stigma directed at those who cannot is what is so damaging to our community.
As every gay man knows, finding the right guy is just one part of the dating equation. Even in a world of marriage equality, Internet dating apps and progressive parents setting you up on blind dates, we all could use some advice on how to make that first date a memorable one!
The United States and the United Kingdom have done research into how often gay males actually are tested for HIV within a year and general STATS on HIV infection. These are surveys from willing participants and cannot hold the full story about our entire community, but they do paint a chilling picture.