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Society & Culture  (tags: humans, HIV prevention, campaigns, environment )

Cher
- 1114 days ago - news.change.org
The "It's Never Just HIV" campaign warns that if you get HIV, you're more likely to get osteoporosis, dementia, and anal cancer. In a press release about the campaign, the Department of Health said the campaign is "an effort to combat complacency about



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Judith K. (93)
Monday March 28, 2011, 9:09 am
Signed & noted
 

D C K. (18)
Monday March 28, 2011, 10:31 am
signed and noted.
 

Lyne F. (103)
Monday March 28, 2011, 11:23 am
How strange...Signed! TYC
 

Sanja T. (154)
Monday March 28, 2011, 11:39 am
noted... and signed
 

Regina P. (79)
Monday March 28, 2011, 12:15 pm
Noted & signed.
 

Natividad P. (104)
Monday March 28, 2011, 1:30 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 28, 2011, 2:07 pm
#361, thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday March 28, 2011, 2:35 pm
signed and noted, thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 28, 2011, 5:47 pm
Signed and noted
 

Nyack Clancy (385)
Monday March 28, 2011, 9:11 pm
Signed-

WTF? "and to encourage men who have sex with men to use protection to avoid spreading HIV."

As if it is still a gay man's problem and hetrosexuals are not just as likely to get and spread HIV?
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 12:56 am
Thanks .
 

KARLOLINA G. (118)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 2:09 am
Thank you
 

Arild Warud (151)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 3:24 am
127 signatures needed!
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 5:40 am
Done!
ty
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 9:24 am
Signed!
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 12:15 pm
signed!
 

Helle H. (21)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 12:38 pm
I got so upset I almost forgot til sign. HIV is not a disease just for homosexual persons.
 

donald Baumgartner (3)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 12:44 pm
Signed!!
 

Dotti Lydon (118)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 1:05 pm
Absolutely signed.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 1:32 pm
Signed.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 1:37 pm
Unlike the false beliefs of Peta, Creationists and Dominion Christians, lies NEVER serve the truth. You would think that all of those fear-mongering liars would have learned that lesson from the Nazis regime, who always lied to make them seem as if they are something that they are not.

You cannot fight facts with lies. Lies always lose when challenged by facts.
 

Alice B. (241)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 2:19 pm
These ads are badly done true but I do believe that it's time to tie in the other illnesses and severe health problems that come with HIV in spite of the medications available. It's a *fact* that young people as a group have become more complacent about HIV due to the meds; the exception proves the rule - responsible youth are to be commended and many are doing outreach to help fight the denial. But there are so many myths out there re: HIV 'just not being a problem anymore.' This is deadly - with the heinous health-related cutbacks throughout the nation things are getting WORSE & WORSE - just the opposite of 'not being a problem anymore.' We *do* need stark ads in my opinion - I'm a longterm-out bisexual elder/woman; I've worked in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention; I'm trying to state the obvious here.
 

Laura Beynon (36)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 2:24 pm
signed thanks
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 5:40 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed and sent.
 

Kara C. (15)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 5:56 pm
It has good design layout a hard hitting message and it is a fact that HIV weakens your immune system and leave you open to pretty much every disease. It clearly says if you use a condom you are less likely to catch it.

And most importantly of all that are advocating the use of condoms! So sorry but I won't sign as it educates more then stigmatizes.
 

Tracey D. (9)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 6:43 pm
signed the petition. Thank you.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 7:07 pm
No one deserves this disease.

Thank god, it wasn't around, when I was young.
Sometimes, TIMING is everything.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (112)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 8:41 pm
Signed. I have no idea WHY the people respnsible for these type of scare campaigns have not done their research on what impact they actually have on the public. Half the time people don't go for an Aids test, or a cnacer test is FEAR..Negative and fearful campaings like this, back-fire for his reason. They can, in fact cause even more suffering. If only they would flip the coin and put out a positive message, so that people would not feel stigmatised and fearful, there would be far more people actaully being tested becuse they do not dread the results so badly, this way, the fear may mean that they go undiagnosed for far longer, by which time it may be too late to stop them spereading the disease to othres. Psychologically people are always far more likely to be motivated by something POSITIVE than the NEGTIVE. This is not me just talking 'hot air' I have seen the results of this type of adverising over the years. even in my limitied range of experience, so what negative impact it has world-wide, is quite frightening!
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 9:18 pm
SİGNED AND NOTED
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 11:51 pm
Noted and signed
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:07 am
Noted and signed.
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 8:54 am
Signed and shred in Chage.org. Thank you Cher for posting.
 

Latonya W. (85)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 10:13 am
sorry didnt sign....Im a firm believer in do what it takes to get the message across just like the smoking ads and everything else....
 

monka blanke (74)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 12:50 pm
noted and signed.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 4:10 am
signed, ty
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 9:22 am
Signed
Thanks Cher
 

Ira M. (211)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 4:20 am
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 
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