THE CONVERSATION: Do some people really want to get HIV? I spoke to ‘bug chasers’ around the world to find out

  • Jaime Garcia Iglesias

Press/Media: Research

Description

Why would anybody want to get infected with HIV? That is what most people ask when they first hear about “bug chasing”. In fact, a number of gay men, at least online, appear to clamour for HIV. They are known as “bug chasers” because they are literally “chasing” a “bug” – HIV.

Period18 Oct 2018

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleDo some people really want to get HIV? I spoke to ‘bug chasers’ around the world to find out
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/10/18
    DescriptionWhy would anybody want to get infected with HIV? That is what most people ask when they first hear about “bug chasing”. In fact, a number of gay men, at least online, appear to clamour for HIV. They are known as “bug chasers” because they are literally “chasing” a “bug” – HIV.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/do-some-people-really-want-to-get-hiv-i-spoke-to-bug-chasers-around-the-world-to-find-out-103609
    PersonsJaime Garcia Iglesias

Keywords

  • sociology
  • bug-chasing
  • HIV