I used to live in South Central. I switched to a school in Downey ‘cause there were so many problems in my old neighborhood. When I graduated from high school, I moved to Long Beach and came to CSULB. I don’t like the clubs in Long Beach, they’re so freak’n boring. So I go online to meet people because there’s nowhere else. I have a profile on Adam4Adam, Grindr, Jack’d and Hornet.
I’ve had unprotected sex a few times. I haven’t caught anything, but I’m going to be more careful hooking up online from now on. I will talk more to my sexual partners before we meet and ask them specific questions. If they omit info, I’m suspicious. If they don’t know their status, only bareback, or Party and Play, that’s a “NO” for me too.
I also test for HIV four times a year. I went to the health center on campus a few times and then I figured out it’s easier to go to a clinic, because I have Obamacare. I guess I know regardless of what happens I can go there and get tested. The thought of being able to go there and find out whether I have it is kind of comforting.