Follies of the Mad Men #105

I'm sorry, that trailing umbilical cord freaks me out too much to pay attention to the message.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon May 31, 2010
     Category: Babies | Health | Disease | PSA’s | Pregnancy

Looks like Mama be snorting some junk!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/31/10 at 12:00 PM
hiv ad masterminded by a gay guy(perhaps)?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/31/10 at 01:01 PM
The trailing umbilical is a definate turn-off, but i like the fish near the end, that Paul captured in the facepage. They are really complex and colorful.
Posted by done on 05/31/10 at 11:00 PM
getting the word out, free testing, free condoms, and research towards a cure and or vaccine. but yeah they probably waste money on high production value (read expensive) esoteric commercials that common people will ignore and ridicule. as well as high salaries for upper management.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/01/10 at 10:19 AM
"Born HIV Free" is the media campaign designed to stimulate support for eliminating mother to child transmission of the virus, it is fronted by Carla Bruni, wife of the French president.

I don't believe it is actually soliciting for donations, rather it is encouraging people to sign petitions supporting the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which is funded by government and institutional contributions. The GFATM then distributes this money to projects and research aimed at eliminating AIDS, TB and malaria.

The GFATM website is here. In the last round of funding decisions it allocated $1.2 billion worldwide to combat the spread of AIDS, $660 million to fight tuberculosis and $780 million on malaria. Details of every grant made are available via a searchable index. The governing board made up of representatives of donor governments, NGOs and industry partners who do not receive a salary. The top salary paid to direct employees of the fund, according to the pay structure also listed on the website is 220,000 swiss francs, which is about $190,000.

All seems fairly laudible to me.
Posted by Dumbfounded on 06/01/10 at 02:13 PM
Entirely laudable goals and organization.

Notion of an unripe embryo floating loose in a fantasy world, maybe bumping into me as I go to the corner store: not so great.
Posted by Paul on 06/01/10 at 02:42 PM
if you say they are on the up and up dumbfounded i'll take your word for it. but i do still agree with paul about the creepiness factor.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/01/10 at 11:49 PM
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