Advertising of Condoms

This letter is written in response to your recent articles on contraception ads on television. It is time the major television networks pull their heads out of the sand and face facts.

AIDS is not just a gay disease. It can strike anyone. It is fatal and there is no cure. If condoms can help prevent the spread of AIDS, should not the American public be made aware of this fact?

The surgeon general of the United States has faced the AIDS issue and has cited the role of condoms in possibly reducing the spread of this deadly virus. Why can't the major television networks face reality? Condoms are not just a form of contraception anymore. Today their use may well be a matter of life or death. I support the advertisement of the role of condoms in the fight against AIDS on television, on radio, and in magazines and newspapers.

RUTH R. CARR

San Diego

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