The Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation demands that Rolling Stone magazine publish a lengthy correction of a seriously flawed article on a niche of promiscuous gay men who actively seek to become infected with HIV.

However, GLAAD overstates its case. The group cites “shoddy journalism with no factual evidence to support it.” Unfortunately, responsible gay and mainstream media outlets have accurately reported on “bug chasers” before. While Rolling Stone exaggerated and distorted the facts, the magazine article’s sources maintain that bug-chasers do exist. The evidence is there. There is concern among some doctors. The issue should continue to be addressed by responsible media organizations.

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