Anyone bothered by the fact that there are so many ads for AIDS drugs both on this site and in most gay magazines?

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    Aug 09, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    I mean 30 years after the epidemic started, shouldn't people be more cautious? Also, we DO spend money on other things! In fact gay men, on average, have higher disposable income than their straight counterparts.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 09, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    The pharmaceutical companies are all in competition to make a buck on products that are widely used. I'm just thankful that we have those drugs available. BTW, whether I'm reading a newspaper, magazine, or I'm on the computer, I have a way of just blocking out the ads.
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    Aug 09, 2011 6:04 PM GMT

    Oh, by all means...let's just bury the whole idea of HIV and pretend it doesn't exist anymore.... icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 09, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidI mean 30 years after the epidemic started, shouldn't people be more cautious? Also, we DO spend money on other things! In fact gay men, on average, have higher disposable income than their straight counterparts.


    1) This site uses Google Ads, which brings up relevant ads to specific words found on the threads/website

    2) The drug isn't what promotes unsafe sex. It's like saying that condom ads promote sex.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 09, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    Oh, by all means...let's just bury the whole idea of HIV and pretend it doesn't exist anymore.... icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    number 1 answer!! ding ding ding.
  • jim_sf

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    Aug 09, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidIt's like saying that condom ads promote sex.


    You do remember, of course, that this is the exact reason why many schools give abstinence-only sex education?
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    Aug 09, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidAlso, we DO spend money on other things! In fact gay men, on average, have higher disposable income than their straight counterparts.


    *citation needed
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 09, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    coolarmydude saidIt's like saying that condom ads promote sex.


    You do remember, of course, that this is the exact reason why many schools give abstinence-only sex education?


    And their students' pregnancy rates have drastically risen.
  • commoncoll

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    Aug 10, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    As far as AIDS goes, men who have sex with men count for 53% of new HIV infections followed by the black population. Therefore, gays are a major target for AIDS drugs.

    Contrary to popular opinion, gay men have less disposable income than their straight counterpart. They are less likely to be health literate as well or rather, follow through with this health literacy.
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    They should be but they aren't. I will NEVER complain about advertisements for safer sex and drug prevention. Its idiocy to do so.
  • Vaughn

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    Aug 10, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    I don't get those ads.
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    Aug 10, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    It would be OK with me if the pharmaceutical companies dramatically reduced their advertising budget and made their product more affordable. Based on price, I postponed switching away from a cheaper older drug and now I have irreversible lipoatrophy.

    Oh, sure sometimes I get uninformed compliments on the visible muscles and veins in my legs and arms, but if I don't change the subject quickly the next question comes up: with such lean limbs I should have visible abs too
  • MusclFurPeX

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    Aug 10, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    jim_stl said
    coolarmydude saidIt's like saying that condom ads promote sex.


    You do remember, of course, that this is the exact reason why many schools give abstinence-only sex education?


    And their students' pregnancy rates have drastically risen.


    ABSTINENCE ONLY EDUCATION WAS BUSH POLICY AND THEY LOST FUNDS IF THEY MENTIONED SAFE SEX

    TOO BAD GEORGE AND BARBRA DIDNT USE CONDOMS THE FEW TIMES THEY HAD SEX
  • DrobUA

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    Aug 10, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    Haha where do you want them to advertise? The bulletin board at the church is a little full.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 10, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    I don't know if any research has been done on whether exposure to ads for AIDS meds increases unsafe sexual behavior. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. But exposure to condom advertising doesn't increase sexual behavior.

    In any case, I remember when gay magazines were filled with cigarette ads. And that wasn't that long ago.
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    Aug 10, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    DrobUA saidHaha where do you want them to advertise? The bulletin board at the church is a little full.


    I want medications to be affordable; there are over 9000 people on US ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) waiting lists who cannot afford their HIV meds