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National Health Council criticizes gay video taken from the site of the Ministry

Part of the AIDS prevention campaign, the video shows a gay couple exchanging caresses and a fairy godmother with a condom

 
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The National Health Council criticized the Ministry of Health on the transmission of the AIDS prevention campaign in the carnival. The controversy began after the ministry withdraw from its website video with a gay couple exchanging caresses in a nightclub, when a fairy appears bringing condoms. The film was presented at the launch of the prevention campaign in two days this month, in Rio de Janeiro.

The Secretary of Health Surveillance, Jarbas Barbosa, participated today (15) of the council meeting on the subject. According to the advisor José Marcos de Oliveira, the information ministry were not enough. According to Oliveira, the council recommended that the federal government publicly explain why the change.

Not only in gay clubs and ghettos that are young gay men, but throughout society. The board does not feel entirely answered [with explanations], Oliveira said, representative of the National Movement Against AIDS on the board.

According to the ministry, filmete will run only in places frequented by young gay audience of the campaign, and not on broadcast, so it was removed from the page. Yesterday (14) went on the air the video for the television network in which two young people - a man and a woman - present data in disease incidence.

The organizations involved in the gay movement and the fight against AIDS criticized the folder to not transmit the movie with the gay couple on broadcast television.

The board of health, Barbosa said the controversy arose because of a miscommunication and that the ministry's strategy has always been different carrier material for each audience, and the gay population in general, noting that the content needs to be adapted to the environment .

The board recommended that the present spending folder with the production of different videos. The council also wants to discuss the ministry previously the subject of future campaigns with the collegial and civil society.

Data from the ministry show that the number of AIDS cases among gay men 15 to 24 years grew 10%. In 2010, for every 16 gay men with the disease, there were ten straight. In 1998, the ratio was 12 to ten respectively.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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