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I Am a Gay Scientist. Here’s What the HIV Crisis Taught Me About Risk.

We have to reframe the very notion of risk, of fear. The more we minimize risk, the less there is to fear.

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TThe first time I went down on a guy, my mind was doing math. I knew the risk to contract HIV was 1 in 12,000. “Oh god, this is a mouthful,” I thought. I knew, too, that…

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joseph osmundson

joseph osmundson

Scientist, writer, podcast host. PhD in Molecular Microbiology. Professor, Plant Dad. www.food4thotpodcast.com and www.josephosmundson.com