Bridle, David
November 2008
BOYZ;11/20/2008, Issue 899, p2
The article presents the author's views on homosexual men getting tested for HIV infection. He informs about his being HIV positive and getting hospitalized for a relative treatment. It states that one third of one third of HIV positive homosexual men don't know they are infected with the virus as they have not got the disease diagnosed. He informs that an undiagnosed homosexual can have a viral load going into the millions, reeking havoc with his immune system.


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