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Friday, August 21, 2009

Alan Cumming: 'There'll be a new wave of AIDS deaths'

Actor Alan Cumming has spoken about HIV and AIDS, saying that young people in particular must be aware of using condoms. In an interview with Attitude, out on Monday, the star warned that there was likely to be a new wave of deaths and that the disease is "still a real threat". He added that some psychologists believe the deaths of the 1980s and 1990s have led to a kind of fetishising of barebacking (sex without a condom).

UK Pink News reports:
Alan Cumming, who has worked to raise HIV awareness, said: "AIDS will kill you, and it will make your life terrible. You can live longer now but there will be a wave of death when the new combinations stop being effective. And there are other horrible things out there. It just goes in phases, in terms of what level of education people get. I think in some way people want to be free, and not wear a condom as if a condom is an obstacle and something we have to do to protect from potential threat. Cumming was speaking to Attitude as part of its annual sex issue, which includes an opinion piece on why HIV is still a taboo topic of conservation. READ MORE

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