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Author Topic: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES  (Read 4380 times)

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Offline Peter Staley

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PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« on: June 14, 2006, 06:55:48 PM »
As a member of NYC's Crystal Meth Working Group, I've been working on a full-page ad that will run in tomorrow's (Thursday's) New York Times -- the front section, and yes, the National edition.

I'm very proud of this ad, so I hope everyone will see it and discuss it.  Since it's an ad, it won't show up on nytimes.com, so buy a hard-copy of the paper.

However, there is a website that's associated with the ad, and I'll post a link to that site tomorrow in this thread.  In the mean time, if you want to see the other ad campaigns that the CMWG has produced, click here.

Peter Staley

NEW WEBSITE:

If you can't buy The Times, you can see a version of the ad at our new website, gaymeth.org.

On the home page, click the "See the New York Times ad" button in the lower right corner.

Please leave your comments about the ad on this new website, using the "SHOUT OUT" link.

Also, please consider signing the online version of the ad by clicking the "WHY SIGN ON?" link.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2006, 07:11:14 AM by Peter Staley »

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 08:10:28 PM »
Hello,

 I will by one, on the way home from work tomorrow mornng.


Thanks---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 08:31:10 PM »
Hi Peter,

I'm in the UK so unfortunately can't buy the paper but I thought you might be interested in this article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5079266.stm

It's been in the news all day today, Crystal Meth has just been re-classified in the UK to a class A drug alongside cocaine and heroin.

Chris
Diagnosed 11/05

"Life is too important to be taken seriously" Oscar Wilde

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 08:58:45 PM »
Peter

Quote
I'm very proud of this ad, so I hope everyone will see it and discuss it.

I'll make sure I get a copy and check out the ad.

BTW, I know what an important part in the battle with HIV this issue is and want to say your personal story and commitment to try and make a difference is something to be commended.

RAB

« Last Edit: June 14, 2006, 09:03:00 PM by RAB »

Offline Jeff64

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 10:01:20 PM »
I have never used the stuff....thank god.

I hope these ads make a difference.

Jeff

Offline BeachNYC

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 06:44:51 AM »
WOW!

My home delivery copy just arrived, and there it is, with "GAY MEN & CRYSTAL METH" in HUGE letters at the top of the full page ad. This will certainly get some attention.

As one who definitely attributes my HIV status to my use of meth, this is great thing to see. As the ad states, we must not "let crystal meth destroy another generation of gay men." Amen.

Robert
BeachNYC

Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir - started 5/13/2006
5/13/2006 - CD4 186; VL 52,000
5/30/2006 - CD4 117; VL 56,400 - (Somethin ain't right!)
6/19/2006 - CD4 295  VL 113
7/21/2006 - CD4 245  VL <50

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006, 07:07:34 AM »

If you can't buy The Times, you can see a version of the ad at our new website, gaymeth.org.

On the home page, click the "See the New York Times ad" button in the lower right corner.

Please leave your comments about the ad on this new website, using the "SHOUT OUT" link.

Also, please consider signing the online version of the ad by clicking the "WHY SIGN ON?" link.

Thanks,

Peter
« Last Edit: June 15, 2006, 07:09:30 AM by Peter Staley »

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006, 07:33:57 AM »
Hello Peter,

 I bought my copy of the New York Times, this morning at 4:00 am. I've got to say, that this was a very impressive ad. It jumped right out of the paper at ya, and was right inside the first couple pages.

Our New York Times addition, is printed in Lakeland, Florida, and the ad appeared on Page A-5.

I thought the ad was very well written, and hopefully, will bring awareness to the ever growing problem of crystal meth, in the gay community.

It has been just 34 years, since I last done Crystal. I did it for a period of about 8 months, almost on a daily basis, when I was in the Army. I snorted it, and main lined it. I was also very fortunate, back then to have the common sense to realize the dangers of this drug and the addictiveness of it. It wasn't only the drug I was addicted to, it was the needle also.

I guess, I have become somewhat complacecent through the years. This ad, certainly gives all of us the necessary wake up call so badly needed. It's obvious, that the "War on Drugs" started so many years ago, is not doing it's job ( I never liked the idea of "war on drugs", that is simply not the answer, and is much more complexed then that, as stated in this ad.

I managed to copy the ad on two 11 by 17 sheets, and will see if I can get permission from our local downtown Establishment to post it. I am sure the owner, would agree, that it should be posted.

Now, I have got to go over to www.gaymeth.org  and check that out. To appreciate this ad, you have to see in in the paper.


Very good ad Peter/Thankyou------------Ray





Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2006, 10:37:29 AM »
Sounds great. I'll look for one today.
'
Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006, 10:49:46 AM »
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« Last Edit: February 15, 2007, 12:13:30 PM by carousel »

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2006, 11:01:29 AM »
Peter..........Saw it and it's a great ad.  I hope it reaches the one's who need it the worst.  I also
signed the manifesto.  Having a dear friend who's been hooked on Crystal for years, I've seen first hand
the impact it has on our friends and family.  A Big Thumbs Up to you and the others for this huge Effort.
In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........

Offline BrooklynGuy

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2006, 11:30:43 AM »
This is a great ad and a great campaign.

I wish it existed 10 years ago when I had my bout with crystal which no doubt led to my infection.

Hope this helps to decrease current and future infections!
Infected:  Probably 1995
Diagnosed: June 2005
Baseline VL: 650,000
Baseline CD4: 30

Last Dr. Visit: 12/2013
VL: Undetectable
CD4: 700
Meds: Complera

Offline ademas

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Re: PLEASE BUY THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2006, 12:13:17 PM »
Excellent ad. 

I also had an affair with crystal that lasted about 10 months and damn near killed me.  I've been clean now for 12 years.

 


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