Article by Sean Bruce
Intentional HIV Infection Conceptual Art

In the early 1990s, being a punk in communist Cuba meant infecting yourself with HIV.

Why These Cuban Punks Injected Themselves With HIV

For those on the outside, it’s hard to understand the punk mentality. That’s sort of the point. Being ‘punk’ is about shocking your parents, rebelling against norms and creating a counterculture wholly separate from stifling mainstream conformity. However, sometimes that devil-may-care attitude goes too far.MORE from Penthouse

A lifestyle that leads to HIV tells a sad enough story. The pursuit of Intentional HIV stretches political protest to the absurd. You cannot protest if you are dead.