He is regularly accused of being "evil incarnate" by self-appointed "saviors of society" who have never even seen the site, he says.
Though courting infection would seem to be the ultimate extension of the bugchaser's fantasy, Mike refuses to run ads from HIV-negative "bottoms" seeking HIV-positive "tops." Most of the bugchasers listed on the site are already infected.HIV-positive men are calling themselves "giftgivers" – that is, men willing to give the "gift" of HIV – while those seeking to have unprotected sex with HIV-positive men are called "bugchasers."The father of these chilling neologisms, a software engineer from Dallas, hosts a site called Xtremesex, where giftgivers and bugchasers run personal ads.Other sites hail the joys of barebacking and offer unsafe-sex mailing lists free of cautionary talk of health risks.Nor does Mike run ads from uninfected men seeking other uninfected men for unprotected sex.Mike says he filters out 10 to 15 ads from uninfected men a week."If they do that, the day will come when they get infected," he says.