Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Good AIDS Ad in Swaziland


Some readers of my Outlook piece in today's Washington Post about the AIDS problem in D.C. are asking what a good AIDS billboard would look like. Well, I thought this one from Swaziland was on point entirely. It will seem a bit preachy to some people, but it deals directly with the problem that accelerates the spread of HIV sexually. Sadly the far more prevalent billboards pushing condoms have been around so long, I'm not sure people see them any more. The small tag line at the bottom of this one is: "Casual sex is dangerous. HIV kills."
And below I'm re-posting a nice television ad from Mozambique. And here is a radio interview I did Sunday morning on WTOP radio in Washington.
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2 comments:

  1. craig, I read your outlook piece three times, and each time i got something new out of it. really nice. one of the most enlightening things you mention is that american schools have shied away from discouraging concurrant sexual relationships- I had never thought about that before. thanks for the article!

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  2. The small tag line at the bottom of this one is: "Casual sex is dangerous. HIV kills."
    And below I'm re-posting a nice television ad from Mozambique. And here is a radio interview I did Sunday morning on WTOP radio in Washington.

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