Hopefully you do. The question is being asked by a controversial new public service campaign launched by the San Francisco Department of Public Health called "Disclosure" which features the psychedelic photography by Duane Cramer and emphasizes HIV status disclosure as a means of prevention. The Bay Area Reporter:
[The] bus stop and billboard effort is a groundbreaking, community-led prevention method that marks the first time a public health agency has recognized the validity of "serosorting"—a longtime gay community practice where men have a variety of sex, some of it unprotected, with men of the same HIV status.
Critics say the campaign endorses unsafe sex, albeit with persons of the same HIV status. Not so, says the brain behind the campaign. Les Pappas, founder and president of Better World Advertising and a former HIV prevention staffer at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, says many men are not getting tested, or, do not disclose their status. "We know there are people getting infected and we know that some of these people getting infected because they are having unprotected sex with somebody who is positive."
The San Francisco initiative is guaranteed to raise some eyebrows and much-needed discussions. It comes weeks after the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center launched its controversial "HIV is a gay disease." More information available at www.disclosehiv.org. (via Queerty)
HIV Campaigns Spark Debate (Bay Area Reporter)
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