Hey guys! Brandon here, The Sword’s winter and now spring(!) intern. Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, but I’ve been adjusting to my new medication after testing positive for HIV, not to mention just finding out that I also have gonorrea and meningitis. Why does this stuff keep happening to me?
As if having to deal with my HIV wasn’t annoying enough, I just found out yesterday that I recently contacted gonorrhea and meningitis. My doctor thinks that I probably caught the menangitis when I went to Black Party over the weekend, but he says it looks like I’ve had the gonorrhea for months judging by the amount of existing sores around my genitals. Nobody mentioned the sores at the Black Party, but I guess that’s because it was dark. (And thank god nobody saw them—that would have been so embarassing!)
A lot of you are probably wondering what the hell menningitis is, and so am I. Apparently it’s like a horrible flu that can kill you, but it’s not a sexually transmitted disease, so I can’t blame me catching it on any of the guys I hooked up with over the weekend. The fact that I have HIV is making it a little harder to get rid of, and I feel like shit right now to be honest. Hopefully I’ll be better in time for this weekend, because I’ve got a trip planned out to Palm Springs for White Party that I do NOT want to miss. I’m drinking a lot of orange juice and doing eurythimicin, so keep your fingers crossed. As far as the gonneria, what can I say? Like usual, I continue to practice the safest bareback sex possible by pulling out, asking my partner’s status before we fuck, and rarely (if ever) bottoming. So once again, how I keep catching all these nasty ass diseases continues to be one of life’s little mysterys.
Anyways, the poitn of this blog post was to give some tips on how to live a normal life after you find out you have HIV, gonorrhea and meningitis, and all I can say is this: Act normal.
What I mean by “act normal” is that you should just act like nothing is wrong and you’re not even sick. For example, I went to Black Party last weekend and, though I could barely walk at times, I had a blast fucking and sucking some of whom I can only assume were the hottest men in New York. Loads were swallowed, seeded, and shared until the break of dawn, and nobody bothered to ask me the usual boring things like “What’s your name” or “Can I get your number?” or “Is that blood?” Just act normal and go about your business, and people will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve. And once this menengitis dies down and I get some cream for my gonerahea sores, I plan on being my normal self this weekend at White Party, so watch out, Palm Springs!
Act normal and you’ll get treated normal. As gay men, we deserve to be treated equal just like everyone else. Watching this week’s Supreme Court Hearings on Gay Marriages and Doma and seeing all the red profile pics on Facebook has inspired me even more to be myself and to be normal. Everyone deserves equality, regardless of their sexual orientated or their health issues. So, I will not be forced to hide and not attend parties or be discrimanated against because of my HIV, my gonorreha, or even my meningitis.