NYC Health Department Releases Graphic HIV PSA

In an obvious response to the complacent attitude toward HIV taken by some in the gay community, the New York City Health Department has just released a graphic public service announcement that explains "It's Never Just HIV." The 30-second spot informs that those suffering from HIV can also be afflicted with severe osteoporosis, dementia and anal cancer. The goal of the PSA? To increase condom use.

A department official said in a statement: “We have made tremendous progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but this is no time for complacency. HIV continues to take a major toll on men who have sex with men – regardless of whether they identify as gay – and the virus is spreading more each year in those under 30. This spot should serve as a wake-up call. Unprotected sex is still dangerous, and more partners means more risk.”

The PSA, which will air through January, is AFTER THE JUMP. It includes a graphic image so it may not be all that safe for work.

Posted December 11, 2010 at 9:28am ETC by Steve Pep
in AIDS/HIV, New York