The advertising from the homosexual hookup website BarebackRT couldn’t have already been more succinct. A person had been welcoming other people on the webpage to an event in a San Antonio college accommodation where he'd leave the doorway unlocked and stay face that is lying in the sleep, blindfolded and ready for anonymous sexual encounters, “bareback” — with no utilization of condoms.
And also the invite urged those going to to carry their very own “party favors, ” street lingo for medications, mostly crystal meth. By the time the afternoon associated with the celebration rolled around, 35 males had registered to wait.
Such gatherings happen frequently in San Antonio, facilitated by hookup internet sites where homosexual and bisexual males can search for anonymous intimate encounters with other people who wish to “PNP, ” party (with medications) and play (have intercourse).
Non-safe sex and medications have sparked a unpleasant trend for San Antonio: a rise in prices of sexually transmitted conditions, including HIV, specially among teenagers that have intercourse with males.
The San Antonio HIV “hot spot”
A contact sent a week ago by the San Antonio Metropolitan wellness District explains, “ In yesteryear 5 years, the HIV epidemic has expanded in San Antonio, specially among young homosexual and bisexual males.