Sometimes, even as Slashers I think we forget why exactly condoms are so important in our fic. An entire generation of gay activists, artists, and intellectuals were almost completely wiped out by AIDS. And the worst bit was that our government did almost nothing to stop it. William F. Buckley wanted to tattoo people who contracted HIV so that they couldn't go throughout society unrecognized. Jesse Helms successfully lobbied to deny funding to AIDS-interest groups if they promoted homosexual contact (ie Safe Sex).
I don't understand hatred or that people could willingly allow people to suffer when helping them would have no consequences.