Alex Blaze

AIDS ad stigmatizes

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 7:00 AM | comments

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GLAAD and GMHC have called on NYC to stop running this ad that they feel stigmatized people living with HIV/AIDS.


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Hysteria doesn't always help a situation. For some, it just adds more thrill. Sure, emotional appeals work but being paranoid has other detrimental effects to both people wanting a healthy sex life as well as to the self-esteems of people who have the condition.

A poz watching this will undoubtedly feel demonized. For some, that's not going to make them want to feel responsible or integrated at all, it might make them feel like saying "fuck you all!" (no pun intended but feel free to go with it if it scares you enough about the horrors of scare tactics).

Basically, neither scare nor pity tactics are going to help. It's better to use approaches that inform and create acceptance, realism, showing human beings with uniqueness, "positive" human traits yet human weaknesses, all at the same time. It would be best for people who are poz and neg to team together on it too.