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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gross AIDS PSA Doesn't Do Much Good

A German HIV prevention organization recently created this ad to help encourage people to practice safer sex to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

I do NOT like this video for several reasons. First, it's just plain gross and scary. Sex with Hitler? Yuck! Second, as many HIV/AIDS prevention charities are also pointing, it stigmatizes the idea of people who have HIV and AIDS into seeming like they're evil or something. Yes, AIDS is a killer, but the people who have the virus aren't out there trying to infect others. 3 out of 4 people often don't know they have the virus to begin with. This ad would also make those people less eager to get tested and find out if they have it for fear of the social stigma created by the same advert.

All around, this ad just ain't a good idea. German fail.

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