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If we were honest about the image of clinical AIDS, people's vanity might motivate them to avoid contracting HIV.

Cass Mann, founder of Healthy, talks about the terrible effects of AIDS dementia. People who don't respond to HAART or ARV are at risk of AIDS dementia. You can't distinguish AIDS dementia from syphilitic dementia. If you've seen AIDS dementia, you'll never again have unsafe sex. We do a disservice to gay men by ads showing healthy, buff young men. People don't show images of lipodystrophy or AIDS dementia because they are afraid of offending people. But if fear is OK for ad campaigns about drunk driving, why not for HIV?

Learn the HIV risk of different sexual activities when one partner is HIV positive and one partner is HIV negative (a discordant partnership)

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17 October 1948 – 18 April 2009

From his HIV diagnosis in 1985 until his death from cancer in April of 2009, Cass Mann was one of the world's longest-term HIV-positive diagnosed gay men. He founded the UK's only gay men's HIV/AIDS charity Positively Healthy, which provided HIV services including education, support, and peer counseling. In this series of intervews Cass shared his thoughts on many of the social, cultural, and psychological issues related to HIV/AIDS

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It's important to use condoms (rubbers, prophylactics) to help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These diseases include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and syphilis. You can get them through having sex -- vaginal, anal, or oral.

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