AIDS Group Gets Panties in a Bunch Over Viagra

Because the AIDS awareness and advocacy campaigns have gotten a little stale (Elijah Wood and duct tape? So 1994 snuff — yawn!), the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has decided to create a minor controversy by throwing a hissy-fit over a Pfizer print ad for Viagra. The foundation, which is the largest advocacy group in the country, claims an advertisement for the boner-maker "encourages the use of Viagra as a party drug" and thus contributes to the spread of itchy crotch and other sexually transmitted diseases.

The full-page ad in question ran in The Wall Street Journal and features the same middle-aged man Pfizer has used in most Viagra ads. Two pieces of the text read, What are you doing on New Year s Eve? and Fact: Viagra can help guys with all degrees of erectile dysfunction — from mild to severe.

But what really pissed off the AIDS group was that the middle-aged man happened to be wearing leather chaps and working in a meth lab.

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