I want you to ask yourself this question, when was the last time you’ve seen a HIV prevention commercial and for that matter, when have you seen an advertisement for any HIV medications on television? As far as the HIV prevention commercial, I’m sure you would say a long time ago if not at all. And in regards to the HIV medications advertisements, it hasn’t happened and probably will not!
It is these very things that concern me. I find it funny that I see commercials for herpes medicines on television but nothing about HIV medications. I guess the fact that a person has to take three different types of medications to make for a complete HIV regimen probably makes it hard to advertise something like. I do know that there are a couple of medications out there that combine three different medications into one pill which does make it easier for a person who is on the go and lives an active lifestyle. But the point that I’m trying to make is that if this type of information is not being put out there, how will people know what’s available and be able to make informed decisions about their health or the health of a loved one. Now of course when someone becomes infected, their HIV doctor will go over all this information with them to help them come to a decision that is right for them. But the question that I ask myself is, do we as a society wait until someone becomes infected with HIV/AIDS and then provide them with the education? In my opinion I would say that’s too late and by then some folks don’t care and they just want to know how long they have to live! As I look out into the