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Deep concerns over bareback dating

Sat 11 Nov 2006 In: New Zealand Daily News

The NZ AIDS Foundation is deeply concerned about the results of the just-published internet bareback dating sting, in which numerous gay and bi men have been exposed as willing, and even eager, to have unsafe sex. "The NZAF is deeply concerned by the results of's investigation," says the Foundation's Executive Director Rachael LeMesurier, "however, regrettably, we are not surprised." She says the extent of willingness to have unsafe sex on internet dating was one of the most worrying aspects of the Gay Online Sex Survey undertaken by the Foundation earlier this year. Men cruising dating websites, including Dating, have proved difficult to reach with safe sex messages and the Foundation has for some time been trying a variety of approaches to stamp out the emerging barebacking culture. The shocking results of's internet dating sting can be accessed through the link below. A series of follow up articles over the next fortnight will investigate the headspace of internet barebackers and what can be done to change their sexual behaviour.     Ref: (j)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Saturday, 11th November 2006 - 12:00pm

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